Accession Number : AD0704491

Title :   A NON-COGNITIVE TEST BATTERY AS A PREDICTOR OF CLASS 'A' SCHOOL PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lau,Alan W. ; Lacey,Lynn ; Abrahams,Norman M.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Since most tests used in Navy selection and classification are aptitude measures, the addition to the test battery of measures of job preferences and motivation seemed advisable. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of several non-cognitive tests as predictors of enlisted school performance. As part of a program of evaluating non-cognitive tests for use in predicting performance in a group of representative class A schools, the hand skills test (HST), Navy activities preference blank (NAPB), and Navy adjective list (NAL) were analyzed for their ability to augment the validity of basic test battery (BTB) scores in predicting school performance. The non-cognitive tests were administered experimentally to incoming students at seven class A schools varying widely in curriculum and to a sample of students in the submarine school. Scores were combined with BTB subtests to determine if non-cognitive test scores supplemented BTB measures in multiple-regression equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*APTITUDE TESTS, NAVAL TRAINING), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONALITY, NAVAL PERSONNEL, DATA PROCESSING, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE