Accession Number : ADA018969

Title :   Development of Behavioral Job Criteria for Marine Mammal Trainers,

Corporate Author : INTEGRATED SCIENCES CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Blanchard,Robert E.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The present study concentrates on the job of the marine mammal trainer. Objectives were: (1) to explore and define the underlying dimensions of success in marine mammal training; and (2) to develop reliable job criteria for use in test validation procedures. The study was based on the premise that marine mammal training is dimensionally complex with several attributes acting in combination to determine degree of success. The method employed involved: (1) determining the specific duties and tasks of the marine mammal trainer's job; (2) identifying specific behavioral elements which reflect 'good' and 'poor' trainer performance; (3) categorizing those elements into dimensions which underly job performance; and (4) quantifying the quality of performance reflected by each behavioral element.

Descriptors :   *Instructors, *Job analysis, *Behavioral science, *Mammals, *Training, Performance(Human), Standards, Behavior, Marine biology, Dolphins(Mammals), Porpoises, Whales, Seals(Mammals), Ratings, Naval personnel, Data acquisition, Factor analysis

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE