Culture-Free Testing for Selection of Recruits.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this research was to compare a two-dimensional polygon discrimination learning DL test designed by Arima and Young with the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB currently being used for military selection. A sample of 65 high school students who had taken the ASVAB in the militarys High School Testing Program were given the DL test during the first two months of 1979. Little correlation was found between the two tests. Multiple regression with IPR as the dependent variable indicated that the subtest General Information GI predicted Information Processing Rate IPR score to some extent. For whites only, the Armed Forces Qualification Test AFQT also served to predict IPR score. Results indicate that the DL test measures some other aspect of ability other than that demonstrated on the ASVAB and may therefore be of use in recruit screening. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations