Accession Number:

ADA256413

Title:

The Correlation of Cognitive and Psychomotor Tests

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Jun 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A paper-and-pencil multiple-aptitude test battery and a computer- based psychomotor test battery were administered to a sample of 354 Air Force recruits. The tests of the multiple-aptitude battery were used to estimate psychometric g and to predict the psychomotor tests. The multiple correlation of the multiple-aptitude tests and each psychomotor test as a criterion was .50, corrected for range restriction. The average correlation of the psychomotor tests and psychometric g, corrected for range restriction and unreliability, was .73. The multiple-aptitude lests and the psychomotor tests were correlated and subjected to a principal components analysis. The average g saturations of the psychomotor and multiple-aptitude tests were .76 and .87, respectively. Confirmatory factor analyses disclosed hierarchical general cognitive and general psychomotor factors, two lower order multiple-aptitude test factors and three lower order psychomotor test factors. Factor structure, Psychometric g, Psychomotor ability.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE