Accession Number:

ADA102572

Title:

Developing Measures and Predictors of Observation and Inference Abilities

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

The two general problems attacked in this study were the development of observation and inference measures and stimulus settings, and the identification of predictors of these skills which could be used for efficient personnel selection procedures. The specific objectives developed from these problems led to the creation of two stimulus settings, film and small group interpersonnel, and measures of observation and inference in each. This was followed by attempts to locate significant predictors of these skills. These attempts were marginally successful in that they led to the identification of femaleness, insurance occupation, practicality and suspiciousness as measured in the 16PF, intelligence, cognitive complexity in the direction opposite that which was predicted, certain dimensions of personality as measured by the PAS, and several other variables which were statistically significant predictors. However, the magnitude of the relationships was not as large as desired and, with the exception of sex, there did not seem to be a factor which is a universal predAuthor

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE