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41 establishments were ranked on 35 variables, rank-differences correlations computed, and the matrix factor-analyzed. 10 dimensions accounted for most of the common variance. "Three variables, size, hourly earnings, and skill ratio, determined three independent factors, despite the fact that...
"It was found that Aptitudes G, V, N, and S were related to age in a curvilinear manner." 400 Ss were divided into 4 age groups. Aptitudes and supervisory ratings were plotted against age. " . . . only Aptitude K contributed significantly to predicting the variance in the criterion."
College students received 8 instructions for changing brightness of a light by turning a knob. Either direction of turn accomplished the effect requested. Clockwise-to-increase turns were made by 73.3% of the Ss.
It was predicted that "training effectiveness of animated devices would be a positive function of the number of moving parts in the devices." Results of the 2 paper and pencil tests relevant to function and nomenclature indicate no greater effectiveness for animated than for static...
"A set of assumptions was made that led to the hypothesis that preference ratings for poor quality food will be lower when preceded by a good quality food than when preceded by another poor quality item (contrast effects). It was also hypothesized that preference for a good quality food will be...
"An auto driver's behavior was judged either dangerous or safe in an unusual, stressful, but relatively safe situation. This behavior was found to be related to the driver's sex at the 0.00001 level of confidence." Dangerous incidents were usually associated with females.
The Allport-Vernon revision "was found to fulfill at least the minimum requirements of reliability." A pilot study made on 300 noncollege Ss revealed significant differences in reading interest for individuals of different values. The value scores effectively discriminated material chosen by...
5 statistical indices of group discussion behavior were applied to discussion protocols of 6 small groups of high school students, differing in degree of ethnocentrism. The measures which described group reaction to controversial communication were: verbal outuput, participation, rate of...
A modified Flyer's Picture-Choice Test was given 227 male students and scored for the halo effect of "liking" on judgment of occupation. Significant differences appeared between college majors.
9 ability tests were administered to 150 nursing assistants in the United States Public Health Service. 18 12-point performance scales served as the criterion measure. Ratings were by 5 professional nurses. "The validity of the predictors appears to be primarily due to a general ability rather...
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