Validation of the Military Entrance Physical Strength Capacity Test
Technical rept. Jan 82-Jul 83
ADVANCED RESEARCH RESOURCES ORGANIZATION BETHESDA MD
Pagination or Media Count:
A battery of physical ability tests was validated using a predictive, criterion-related strategy. The battery was given to 1,003 female soldiers and 980 male soldiers before they had begun Basic Training. Criterion measures which represented physical competency in Basic Training i.e., physical proficiency tests, sick call, profiles, and separation data as well as on the job i.e., lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling activities were correlated with the soldiers scores on the physical ability tests. The job performance measures i. e., criterion performance tasks were designed to evaluate proficiency in the performance of tasks determined to be important in physically demanding Army jobs i.e., Lift, Carry, Push and Torque. The criterion performance tasks were administered to the 951 soldiers who had completed Advanced Individual Training AIT. The results indicated that test validity was high R .84. The Lift 60 accounted for 67 of the variance in criterion performance, while Lean Body Mass LBM and the Upright Pull test accounted for an additional 3 and 1, respectively. The fairness analysis showed that there were non-significant slope differences and only slight intercept differences which suggested minimal overprediction for women.
- Humanities and History
- Stress Physiology