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Factor Study of the Selective Service College Qualification Test

French, John Winslow, 1918-
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ETS Research Bulletin
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Academic Aptitude, Aptitude Tests, College Qualification Tests, Factor Structure, Selective Service College Qualification Test, Vocational Aptitude


One form of the Selective Service College Qualification Test was given to first-year cadets at West Point in May 1951. Six subscores of the test and the total test score were added to a factor analysis of Comparative Prediction tests which had already been carried out with the same class of cadets as subjects. Loadings were obtained for the SSCQT scores on the 16 factors obtained for the Comparative Prediction tests. The SSCQT was found to be mostly verbal with very little saturation on the Mathematics factor. There was evidence that the slow, careful students did better on the test than those standing low on the carefulness factor and high on perceptual speed.

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