Accession Number : AD0634838

Title :   THE RELATIONSHIP OF READING ABILITY TO ACHIEVEMENT IN AN EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SCHOOL.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hooprich, Eugene A.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the relationship between reading ability and achievement in the experimental Electronics Technician (ET) School conducted by the Navy Training Research Laboratory, San Diego. The sample (N=75) consisted of members of five experimental ET School classes trained between September 1964 and May 1966. The experimental training course was oriented toward proficiency in maintenance performance, and trainees were selected from among Navy recruits who had aptitude scores slightly below those required for selection to ET 'A' Schools. The achievement criteria were composite scores (written and performance) based on trainees' scores on all tests administered throughout the course. Product-moment correlations were computed between two reading test scores and the training achievement scores. No statistically significant correlations were obtained. Results indicate that, for technical training courses with orientation and approach similar to the experimental ET School, reading ability within the range of the present sample is not a critical factor in determining success in training. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS), (*ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, SELECTION), (*READING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), NAVAL PERSONNEL, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, APTITUDE TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE