Accession Number:

ADA237484

Title:

Short-Term Test-Retest Reliability of an Experimental Version of the Basic Attributes Test Battery

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. Mar 1989-Feb 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Two hundred forty-seven 247 USAF pilot candidates commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC were tested on an experimental form of the Basic Attributes Test BAT battery twice once on 2 consecutive days at the beginning of a pre-Undergraduate Pilot Training UPT Flight Screening Program. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the short- term test-retest reliability of the BAT battery. Results indicate that on the second test administration 69.6 of the subjects improved their overall performance. There was some evidence of regression toward the mean on the second administration. Only 66 out of 124 subjects 53.2 who had BAT composite scores above the median on the first administration improved their scores on the second administration. However, 106 out of 123 subjects 86.2 who scored below the median on the first administration improved their scores on the second administration. Despite this, there was a modest correlation between subjects first and second administration BAT composite scores Pearson .56 Spearman . 55. These results are consistent with a study conducted by the US Navy that examined test-retest reliability for a battery of cognitive speed tests Saccuzzo Larson, 1987

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE