Determining if the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test is biased against Canadian Aboriginal peoples

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Vanderpool, Michael A. (Michael Anthony), 1969- 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z 2003
dc.identifier.other BF432 I5 V36 2003
dc.description xii, 165 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Running head: CFAT bias
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 123-136).
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of this study was to determine if any items on the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT) possessed any degree of bias on the basis of Aboriginal status. A secondary goal was to investigate the possibility of using another well-established measure of cognitive ability to select Aboriginal Peoples for employment in the Canadian Forces (CF). To achieve these ends, the CFAT, Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT), Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) and Mill Hill Vocabulary Scale (MHV) were administered to Aboriginal Peoples (n = 101) living in special access and remote communities. The same four tests were also administered to a reference group composed of recruits (n = 108) undergoing basic training in the CF. The "four-fifths" rule was used to determine if the CFAT had an adverse impact on Aboriginal Peoples. The CFAT scores of the Aboriginal participants were compared against the scores of Anglophone Non-Commissioned Member applicants. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF432.I5
dc.subject.lcsh Canada. Canadian Armed Forces
dc.subject.lcsh Canadian Forces Aptitude Test
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples -- Psychological testing -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Psychological testing -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational aptitude tests -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Test bias -- Canada
dc.title Determining if the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test is biased against Canadian Aboriginal peoples
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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