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Master of Science (MS)




The purpose of this study is to find a test or combination of tests in the areas of intelligence, clerical ability, and personality that could, for prognostic purposes, be relied upon as a tool to aid in a counseling situation for students desiring to enroll in shorthand I, typewriting I, or office machines. Three well-known, standardized tests were used in the investigation. Juniors and Seniors of the Labette County Community High School at Altamont, Kansas enrolled in the subjects mentioned made up the experimental group. The tests were administered and the correlations of the results determined. In addition to the correlations of the results, figures showing the distribution of the results were drawn and analyzed for a clearer understanding.


34, [1] leaves, [9], 4 p., [20] leaves ; 28 cm; Appendixes include: Henmon-Nelson tests of mental ability, Form A / V.A.C. Henmon and M.J. Nelson (1931); Minnesota clerical test / Dorothy M. Andrew, Donald G. Paterson, and Howard P. Longstaff (1933); and Adjustment inventory (student form) / Hugh M. Bell (1934).



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