Naval officer selection in Canada : an evaluation of the Maritime Officer Selection Test (MOST)

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Blanc, Sebastien J.-R., 1974- 2011-05-09T12:32:04Z 2011-05-09T12:32:04Z 2003
dc.identifier.other VB315 C2 B53 2003
dc.description ix, 103 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 69-78).
dc.description.abstract Two studies evaluating the Maritime Officer Selection Test (MOST) were conducted. Study 1 ( N = 744) examined the psychometric properties of the individual items and their factorial structure. Study 2 ( N = 224) assessed convergent validity and sought to determine whether using the MOST for the selection of future naval officers might discriminate against women, thereby precluding them from pursuing a career within the Canadian Navy. The results of the first study indicate that most examinees do not have enough time to complete the test, which invalidates previous evaluations of its internal consistency. Additionally, the two studies suggest that the MOST does not measure what it was intended to assess (i.e., memory, selective attention, and decision-making), but that it does nonetheless evaluate other ability constructs required for naval officer training performance (i.e., spatial scanning and general reasoning). With regards to adverse effect, the absence of differential item functioning and similarities in success rates across genders indicate that using the MOST does not preclude women from pursuing a career within the Canadian Navy.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc VB315.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Maritime Officer Selection Test
dc.subject.lcsh Canada. Canadian Armed Forces
dc.subject.lcsh Navies -- Officers -- Psychological testing -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Navies -- Officers -- Selection and appointment -- Canada
dc.title Naval officer selection in Canada : an evaluation of the Maritime Officer Selection Test (MOST)
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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