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Mathews, John J. (John James) 1944-

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Works: 15 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 1,688 library holdings
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Most widely held works by John J Mathews
Job-related attitudes of non-journeyman FAA air traffic controllers and former controllers : a sex comparison by John J Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATC attrition rates have been investigated recently for sex differences in the proportion of trainees completing FAA Academy training; the percentage of women who subsequently left ATC work was twice that of men. In the present comparison, questionnaires concerning aspects of job-related attitudes were given to 56 male and 56 female former trainees (attritions) who were matched on several variables, and also to a sample of controllers (63 women and 63 matched men) who entered training at the same time as the attritions, but who were still in ATC work (Retentions). The results are reported
A comparative study of female and male air traffic controller trainees by Bart B Cobb( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study compares age, education, pre-FAA experience, aptitudes, training-course performance measures, and post-Academy attrition rates of the 83 women who entered basic air traffic control (ATC) training at the FAA Academy during November 1968 through March 1970 with those of various samples of the 3,760 males who entered training during the same period. The study revealed no significant differences between the means of the female and male trainees with respect to age and educational level. When samples of the 83 females were compared with groups of male trainees in terms of performance on 36 different aptitude tests, only four mean differences, all of which favored the females, proved statistically significant. (Author)
A sex comparison of reasons for attrition of non-journeyman FAA air traffic controllers by John J Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent ATC attrition rates showed no sex differences in the proportion of trainees who completed FAA Academy training; however, the percentage of females who subsequently left ATC work was over twice that of male trainees. In the present study, the 56 females who entered the Academy between December 1968 and November 1970, and who were no longer with the FAA as of June 1972, were matched on several variables with male attritions who had entered the Academy at the same time. Reasons for attrition were obtained from job-exit forms, telephone interviews, and a questionnaire. (Modified author abstract)
The relationships of age and ATC experience to job performance ratings of terminal area traffic controllers by Bart B Cobb( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study involved the collection of experimental ratings of job performance and other data for several hundred journeymen radar control specialists of 17 high-IFR-traffic-density Terminal Area Traffic Control facilities. Significant inverse relationships were found between the job ratings and both chronological age and tenure in FAA ATC work. Results of a comparative analysis of data for dichotomized groups aged '40 and younger' and '41 and older within each of several length-of-experience groupings indicated that the younger subjects of every experience level tended to receive higher evaluations than those over 40 years old, and the greater mean differences in performance ratings pertained to the dichotomized age groups having over ten years experience. However, a regression analysis indicated that, when the than those over 40 years old, and the greater mean differences in performance ratings pertained to the dichotomized age groups having over ten years experience. However, a regression analysis indicated that, when the variance of age was theoretically nullified, or held constant, experience correlated only negligibly with performance. A similar analysis indicated that if the subjects had possessed identical amounts of experience, their ratings would still have correlated negatively, and significantly so, with their ages. Other results also suggested that ATCS proficiency is more apt to decline as a result of factors associated with aging than as a consequence of presumed effects stemming from lengthy ATC experience. (Author)
A proposed new test for aptitude screening of air traffic controller applicants by Bart B Cobb( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study concerns the development and experimental validation of a novel aptitude test, referred to as 'Directional Headings' (or DHT), for the selection of Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) trainees. The test requires the subject to rapidly interpret letters, symbols, and degrees in order to determine: directional headings (Part I), the exact opposites of headings (Part II), and opposites of headings under conditions of aural distraction (Part III). Reliability of the instrument, as determined by corelating the scores based on even-numbered items versus scores based on odd-numbered items, was .93. (Author)
Attrition-retention rates of air traffic control trainees recruited during 1960-1963 and 1968-1970 by Bart B Cobb( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study involved a total of 6,367 subjects in three ATCS options. Of these, 2,000 entered FAA Academy training during 1960 to 1963, before an ATC-Aptitude Test Battery became operational in the screening of most applicants. The remaining 4,367 subjects, the majority of whom were selected from among aptitude-screened applicants, entered the Academy's basic training courses during October 1968 through March 1970. Percentages reflecting Academy elimination rates are reported for entrants of the earlier and later time periods. (Author Modified Abstract)
Attitudes on en route air traffic control training and work : a comparison of recruits initially trained at the FAA Academy and recruits initially trained at assigned centers by John J Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comparison, questionnaires concerning aspects of training-related and work-related attitudes were sent to 225 ATC trainees who represented groups of attritions and retentions in two En Route training programs; viz, programs that provided basic training at the FAA Academy and programs that provided basic training at the trainees' assigned facilities. Data from both groups generally support previous findings regarding sources of differences in work attitudes between sexes and between attrition-retention groups. The most frequent recommendations for change involved facility training and facility instructors; modifications in the pace of training were also recommended frequently
Reading abilities tests : development and norming for Air Force use by John J Mathews( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the development and norming of parallel forms of the Air Force Reading Abilities Test (AFRAT) which have been designed for Air Force use as replacements for commercial reading tests. (Author) Many Air Force organizations have been administering various commercially published reading tests to military personnel. These tests hve been used for assignment to remedial training programs, as aids in counseling students, or for description of reading levels of airmen in various occupational specialties. A previous study on service applicants found considerably divergent reading grade levels (RGLs) from different commercial tests for subjects of the same Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ability level. In addition to varying norms, the use of commercial tests has several other drawbacks, including light testing material costs and RGL norms of unknown appropriateness for military personnel. The goal of this effort was to develop reading tests with appropriate norms. Samples of airmen were experimentally administered several reading tests, including one or two forms of the AFRAT. After data editing, analyses were done to determine the equivalence of the AFRAT forms, their relationships to other tests, AFRAT raw score to RGL equivalents, and training grade validity of AFRAT item types. The two parallel forms of the AFRAT appear to meet administrative and psychometric specifications. AFRAT appears to be a highly reliable instrument and is recommended as a replacement for commercial reading tests
English diagnostic test : validation for journalism-related programs by Randolph K Park( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the predictive validities of the English Diagnostic Test (EDT). Data on the EDT were based on 228 enlisted service personnel enrolled in journalism-related programs. Multiple regression analyses were conducted for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) composite test scores and the EDT raw scores, using final school grades as the dependent variable. The analyses show that the Air Force General test composite (GEN) (Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, and Paragraph Comprehension) has higher predictive validity than the EDT or other service composite. A GEN cutoff score of the 65th percentile was recommended. Keywords: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); English Diagnostic Test; personnel classification; regression analysis; selection tests
Enlistment screening test forms 81a and 81b : development and calibration by John J Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study describes the development and norming of two parallel Enlistment Screening Test (EST) forms for use by military recruiters in predicting applicant success on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) selection composites. The EST was developed to reduce enlistment processing costs for transportation and boarding of service applicants. By administering this test at local recruiting stations, those applicants who would most likely meet service mental qualification standards could be identified and would be sent to centralized testing stations. Data on EST items were collected from a sample of applicants for military enlistment at geographically dispersed recruiting stations. Item analysis was used in item selection for operational forms. Descriptive statistics including correlations and frequency distributions of EST with ASVAB selection composites were computed. The EST was calibrated (or equated) to the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) through the method of equivalent percentiles. The ESTs appear to be highly reliable instruments, discriminating well throughout a range which includes major service selection cutoff points. The two EST forms appear parallel based on highly similar distributions of item difficulty and criterion correlation values. EST scores predict AFQT percentiles quite well (r = .83). In addition, EST content is similar to that of AFQT. (Author)
Prediction of reading grade levels of service applicants from Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) by John J Mathews( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis aptitude test for selection of airmen for the radio communications analysis specialist course : development and validation by John J Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial equity in selection in Air Force officer training school and undergraduate flying training : final report for period November 1974 - February 1977 by John J Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major objective of this study was to determine the extent to which racial bias is present in various officer selection and classification procedures. The study involved validation of the Air Force Qualifying Test (afoqt) Scores for whites and non whites against performance in Officer Training School, graduation from undergraduate pilot training (upt), undergraduate navigator training (unt), and officer effectiveness reports (oer). In addition, college grade point averages (gpa) were compared to performance of the Airman Education and Commissioning Program (aecp) sample to see if such information might provide a feasible alternative or supplement to the afoqt for aecp selection. Participants in three types of training were included in various phases of the study. The main findings of the study are: 1) ots performance of non-whites was over predicted by afoqt composites. 2) The afoqt Officer Quality composite has higher validity in ots than GPA's, 3) Undergraduate flying training (uft) performance of blacks was over predicted by afoqt composites, 4) graduation rates for blacks are about 20% less than for whites, and 5) black officers are somewhat more likely to participate in unt than upt. (Author/AM)
Prediction of reading grade levels of service applicants from Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) by John J Mathews( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sex comparison of factors related to attrition of non-journeyman FAA Air Traffic Controllers by John J Mathews( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mathews, John James 1944-

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