Accession Number:

ADA193779

Title:

Reliability and Construct Validity of Reaction Time, Inspection Time, and Machine-Paced Tests of Cognitive Speed

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

In order to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of cognitive speed tests, a battery of reaction time, inspection time, and machine-paced tests was administered to 267 male Navy recruits. Two hundred and twenty of these subjects returned approximately one month later to be retested. Our final evaluation of each test was based on whether or not it met two or more of the following standards Test-retest reliability of .70, split-half reliability of . 90, and construct validity of .30. The results indicate that the majority of the tests meet these standards. Keywords Information processing Intelligence.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE