Investigating the use of alternative predictors of training performance in the Canadian Forces Operator occupations

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Campbell, Sarah Kathleen 2011-05-09T12:31:55Z 2011-05-09T12:31:55Z 2001
dc.identifier.other BF431.5 C2 C36 2001
dc.description iv, 73 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Running head: Information processing.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 43-52).
dc.description.abstract The present study examined the predictive validity of information processing measures--Speed of Closure, Flexibility of Closure, Perceptual Speed and Auditory Attention on training performance. The incremental validity of these ability measures beyond general cognitive ability was examined in a military example of Canadian Forces Personnel in the Operator Family. Trainees engaged in Qualification Level 3 training (n = 122) completed the five information processing ability measures; archival data were collected from two general cognitive ability measures; the Canadian Forces' General Classification Test Form 3 Revised (n = 72) and the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (n = 98). Criterion data was a global percentage grade taken from course evaluation reports. Information processing ability measures are valid predictors of training performance for the Operator Family and were expected to improve the predictive validity of selection against training performance when used with measures of general cognitive ability. The only specific ability measure that significantly predicted training performance was the X-A2 battery, a measure of Auditory Attention. The information processing measures did not reach significance but still contributed to the predictive equation. Further research with a larger sample should be completed to replicate these findings.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF431.5.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Canada. Canadian Armed Forces -- Personnel management
dc.subject.lcsh Ability -- Testing
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition -- Testing
dc.subject.lcsh Human information processing
dc.subject.lcsh Prediction of occupational success -- Canada
dc.title Investigating the use of alternative predictors of training performance in the Canadian Forces Operator occupations
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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