TITLE

A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE OTIS SELF-ADMINISTERING TEST OF MENTAL ABILITY--HIGHER FORM

AUTHOR(S)
Hovland, Carl Iver; Wonderlic, E. F.
PUB. DATE
June 1939
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Psychology;Jun39, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examined the Otis Self-Administering Test of Mental Ability. According to the authors, the test has had widespread use in the testing of adults despite the fact that its suitability has never been determined. They say that results indicate a fundamental inadequacy of the test for adult groups because a large number of subjects finished the examination within the allotted time of 30 minutes. They add that the test items are not properly arranged in order of difficulty for adult subjects.
ACCESSION #
24701394

 

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