Appraisal of the Predictor Composition of the Test Battery for Marine Biosystems Personnel,
INTEGRATED SCIENCES CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A personnel research program is underway with the objective of developing a procedure for selecting and assigning personnel who are to train, operate, and handle marine mammals. Prior to development and initiation of the research program, however, it was necessary to develop an experimental test battery to obtain predictor data from a sample of subjects whose later availability was in question. A study was conducted which resulted in the definition of eight behavioral dimensions considered important to job success. These dimensions were based upon a pool of 214 specific examples of good and poor marine mammal trainer behaviors. Using the set of eight tentative job behavior dimensions, the predictors composing the experimental test battery were appraised on the basis of factorial validity. The results of the analysis are presented.
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