Date of Award

Summer 7-1969

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Department

Education

Abstract

Are there differences in the aptitudes as measured by the General Aptitude Test Battery of students in the various course specialties of the Vocational Technical Training Department of Kansas State College of Pittsburg?

This study investigated the GATB aptitudes of 812 students enrolled in Vocational Technical Training Department of Kansas State College of Pittsburg from May 1, 1960 to June 30, 1964. The statistical techniques of analysis used in this investigation of the measures of variability and central tendencies of the GATB aptitudes were Bartlett's Test of Homogeneity of Variance and the single classifi-cation of analysis of variance,

Bartlett's Test established homogeneity for Intelligence, Verbal Aptitude, Numerical Aptitude, and Form Perception in the course specialties of the Vocational Technical Training Department. Spatial Aptitude, Clerical Aptitude, Motor Coordination, Finger Dexterity, and Manual Dexterity were statistically different in their dispersion of scores to differentiate between the course specialties of the Vocational Technical Training Department.

The measures of central tendency for Verbal Aptitude and Manual Dexterity were not statistically different to differentiate between the course specialties. Intelligence, Numerical Aptitude, Spatial Aptitude, Form Perception, Clerical Aptitude, Motor Coordination, and Finger Dexterity were statistically significant in their measures of central tendency to differentiate between the course specialties of the Vocational Technical Training Department.

Comments

v, 47 leaves ; 28 cm. Bibliography: leaves 46-47

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