Accession Number : AD0746058

Title :   A Proposed New Test for Aptitude Screening of Air Traffic Controller Applicants,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Cobb,Bart B. ; Mathews,John J.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The study concerns the development and experimental validation of a novel aptitude test, referred to as 'Directional Headings' (or DHT), for the selection of Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) trainees. The test requires the subject to rapidly interpret letters, symbols, and degrees in order to determine: directional headings (Part I), the exact opposites of headings (Part II), and opposites of headings under conditions of aural distraction (Part III). Reliability of the instrument, as determined by corelating the scores based on even-numbered items versus scores based on odd-numbered items, was .93. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, *APTITUDE TESTS), SELECTION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE