Accession Number:

ADA066132

Title:

The Development of the ATC Selection Battery: A New Procedure to Make Maximum Use of Available Information When Correcting Correlations for Restriction in Range due to Selection,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A five-test selection battery was given to select Air Traffic Controllers. Data were collected on two new tests being considered for incorporation into the battery. To determine the utility of the old and new tests, it is necessary to correlate the tests with a criterion of job success. However, since criterion information is available only on persons already selected for air traffic control work, the correlation is restricted to this upper range of persons, and is, thereby, spuriously low for prediction purposes. To properly evaluate the utility of the tests, the correlation must be corrected for this restriction in range. This paper describes a new procedure to more accurately correct correlations for restriction in range. By Monte Carlo methods the new procedure is compared with Gulliksen and Thorndikes procedures and is shown to be more accurate.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE