Accession Number:

ADA603463

Title:

The Self-Description Inventory+, Part 1: Factor Structure and Convergent Validity Analyses

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Each year the FAA hires approximately 900 new air traffic controller candidates, the majority of whom take the Air Traffic Selection and Training test battery, better known as AT-SAT. This test, developed in 1997, is based on a jobtask analysis conducted by Nickels, Bobko, Blair, Sands, Tartak 1995. The test was developed as separate modules with eight subtest modules included in the current version. One module, the Experience Questionnaire EQ, measures 12 scales of personality. The current report examines the possibility of replacing the EQ with a Five Factor Model FFM measure of personality, the Self-Description Inventory SDI. We examine the factor structure of the SDI and its convergent validity with the Goldberg Adjective Checklist. Our results show that the SDI has scales that are intercorrelated in a manner consistent with the FFM Experiment 1, a factor structure consistent with its design Experiment 2, and high levels of convergent validity with the Goldberg adjective checklist Experiment 3. Because it has met the criteria showing it to be an FFM instrument, we will conduct concurrent validity research to determine if the SDI has greater predictive utility than the EQ

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE