The Adaptability Test: A Fifteen Minute Mental Alertness Test for Use in Personnel Allocation

Tiffin, Joseph; Lawshe Jr., C. H.
April 1943
Journal of Applied Psychology;Apr43, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p152
Academic Journal
The article features the adaptability test, a test for mental alertness in personnel allocation. According to the author, the test is useful in identifying persons who should be placed on jobs that require rapid learning and the development of independent judgment. The validity of the test for use in certain employee and trainee allocation situations is shown by the relationship between the scores in the test and the success on the job of employees. The interpretation on the result of the test pointed that with low scores are often successful on simple, routine manipulative jobs than the people who got high scores.


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