Accession Number : AD0642618

Title :   COMPUTER PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP, 1966 SURVEY OF TEST USE IN COMPUTER PERSONNEL SELECTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dickmann,R. A. ; Lockwood,J.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Surveys were received from 483 computer installations in the United States and 98 computer installations in Canada, giving information on the psychological tests currently being used in the selection of Computer Programmers and Systems Analysts, the minimum educational requirements, the source of personnel, the number of programming staff presently employed, and the approximate number hired each year. Results indicated that 68% of the organizations in the United States used tests in their selection, and 73% of the Canadian sample used tests. The largest individual test used is the IBM-Programmer Aptitude Test, being used by 85% of those organizations using tests in the United States and 93% in Canada. The minimum educational requirements is higher in the United States, where 35% of the organizations require Programmer Trainees to have a college degree or higher, compared with 15% in Canada. The organizations responding indicated a 25% increase in the number of Programmers and Systems Analysts needed in the United States each year and a 20% increase for like personnel in Canada. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PERSONNEL, SELECTION), PROGRAMMERS, EDUCATION, UNITED STATES, CANADA, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, APTITUDE TESTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE