Accession Number:

ADA202613

Title:

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Vehicle Operator/Engineer Selection Research Activities.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

This report describes the Landing Craft Air Cushion LCAC vehicle operatorengineer selection research activities undertaken since August 1988. Relevant literature and Navy LCAC personnel interviews resulted in a description of entering LCAC operatorengineer trainee skills and knowledges. Based on the literature review and the experience of key NAMRL psychologists an LCAC operatorengineer selection test battery was developed and automated for testing on an Apple IIe computer. The LCAC battery was designed to select those candidate most likely to succeed in training and in operational environments. The battery consists of automated perceptualcognitive psychological tests including performance-based single and multi-task tests and a personality and biographical inventory. Key tests include Dichotic Listening and Psychomotor tests performed under multiple-task conditions. These tests measure divided attention and eye-hand-feet psychomotor coordination. Other tests include the Manikin, task, one-dimensional tracking and digit cancellation tasks, work and family orientation questionnaire, and the risk taking tests. These tests measure reaction time, spatial orientation, short-term memory, achievement motivation, and risk taking tendencies. AW

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE