Accession Number : AD0738585

Title :   Sex Differences in Monitoring Performance,

Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK

Personal Author(s) : Waag,Wayne L. ; Halcomb,Charles G. ; Tyler,Dolores M.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the effects of sex differences on monitoring performance, and also to procide an estimate of the magnitude of such effects. Ss were 220 males and 220 females whose task was to monitor a visual display for a duration of one hour. The results indicated females to be poorer monitors, detecting 10% fewer signals and committing more false alarms. Obtained measures of association indicated sex differences to account for only 4% of the variance of detection performance and less than 1% of the variance of the false alarm measure. The results of previous investigations are related to these findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *SEX), (*MONITORS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, SEX), MALES, FEMALES, EFFICIENCY, ATTENTION, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE