The Development and Standardization of the Revised Motor Vehicle Driver Selection Battery I, MDB I
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Army recruits without a valid state drivers license must obtain a passing score on the MDB I Motor Vehicle Driver Selection Battery I to qualify for duties which involve driving. The general objective of this study was to update and shorten the three tests of the MDB I Attention to Detail, Driving- Know-How, and Self-Description Blank Transport. The Attention to Detail Test ATD is a highly speeded, visual discrimination task requiring the examinee to find the number of Cs embedded in a row of Os. The problem with ATD was that the original version of ATD had to be scored by hand, which was cumbersome with the large volume of testing. The Driving-Know-How Test DKH is a test of safe- driving knowledge included are topics such as how vehicles work, how to maintain vehicles, how to keep out of trouble in traffic, and rules of the road. A number of items in the original DKH were out of date due to changes in automotive technology. The Army Self-Description Blank Transport SDT covers personal experiences and opinions related to safe driving, such as disposition and experience with driving and working on cars. Changes in automotive technology rendered some of the original SDT questions obsolete.
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