Accession Number:

AD0728844

Title:

A Non-Verbal Technique for the Assessment of General Intellectual Ability in Selection of Aviation Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted in which performance on a non-verbal problem- solving task was correlated with the Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test and the Raven Progressive Matrices Test. The problem-solving task, called code- lock required the subject to determine the correct sequence in which to push five buttons in order to turn on a light. Measures of how quickly the subject responded and how many errors were made on each problem were taken from 45 college student volunteers. Results indicated substantial correlations .50 to .60 between time measures on the code-lock task and the Otis but very limited relationships between the Raven and each code-lock measure. The implications of these findings for assessment of intellectual abilities are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE