The study was designed to determine the predictive
validity of a series of eye scan indices, collected
during analogical reasoning, with respect to technical
school qualifying test performance. The scan
patterns of 11 male Navy recruits were recorded
during solution of 12 items taken from the 1962
Advanced Progressive Matrices. Significant positive
relationships with performance on the Armed Forces
Qualifying Test were identified for (1) the percentage
of the total number of fixations occurring
within the main stimulus array prior to the first excursion
to the distractor field; (2) the proportion of
total row scans to binary row scans; and (3) the
proportion of total column scans to binary column
scans. Significant negative relationships with qualifying
test performance were identified for (1) the
number of excursions from a point in the stimulus
array to a point in the distractor field and (2) the
total number of fixations. Results are discussed
within the framework of employing indices of cognitive
processes to develop selection and training
procedures from an individual differences perspective.
Dillon, Ronna F & Wisher, Robert A. (1981). The predictive validity of eye movement indices for technical school qualifying test performance. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 43-49. doi:10.1177/014662168100500106
Dillon, Ronna F.; Wisher, Robert A..
The predictive validity of eye movement indices for technical school qualifying test performance.
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