Accession Number : AD0652391

Title :   Post Training Performance Criterion Development and Application: Personnel Psychophysics: The Functional Relationship between Job Complexity and a Number of Electronic Maintenance Training Variables,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WAYNE PA

Personal Author(s) : Pfeiffer,Mark G. ; Siegel,Arthur I.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The study was concerned with the investigation and the establishment of personnel psychophysical functions as predicted by a Naval avionics job model. Magnitude estimation methods were employed to determine the physical correlate values predicted by the model. To describe the physical training continuum, a sample consisting of 20 avionics instructors in the AQ and AT rates made separate magnitude estimations of the number of class hours needed for a total of six different maintenance activities on avionics circuits, the GCT-ARI composite score required for avionics students, the class hours required on activities alone, and the complexity of training devices needed in order to achieve certain fleet maintenance goals of the avionics job. Using the perceived job complexity data, which had been obtained previously in a separate study as the dependent variable, linear correlation and regression procedures were employed to determine whether lawful relationships between the dependent variable and various training correlates could be established. For the combined AQ-AT data, the nine Pearson correlation coefficients derived between the psychological and physical continua were, with two exceptions, all .49 or greater. Thus, it was possible to write lawful psychophysical equations for seven of the total of nine variables investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY), (*ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, TRAINING), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSICS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), QUESTIONNAIRES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TRAINING DEVICES, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, NAVAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE