Accession Number : AD0627844

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE U. S. NAVY AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE TEST.

Descriptive Note : Technical bulletin,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Swanson,Leonard

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The purpose of this study was the development and preliminary evaluation of an automotive information test for possible use in assigning personnel to selected mechanical schools. A brief (35-item) Automotive Knowledge Test (AKT) was developed. This test, with a reliability of .89, appeared to measure the same factors as the USN Mechanical Test (MECH) of the Basic Battery, since the correlation between AKT and MECH was .76 and the pattern of correlations with other basic battery tests was similar. A 23-item key for the AKT was as valid as the 100-item MECH for predicting grades in five of six schools studied. It is recommended that the AKT be included in an extensive program of short test evaluation which should be undertaken at all Navy schools after automated test processing equipment becomes available. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), VEHICLES, MAINTENANCE, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE