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Kinesiology; Industrial arts -- Study and teaching;


Training workers for specific jobs is receiving much attention in industry. The demand for skilled workers is increasing constantly and as this happens newer and more efficient methods of training are sought In the psychomotor/sensory area. skills that appear to offer a wide amount of transferability are those dealing with fine sensitivity, manual dexterity, and coordination. Even though these skills lend themselves well to training, this area is somewhat deficient in current educational and training programs (Sjogren, 1977, p.23). Presently, on-the-job training is widely used for training workers in the actual tasks they will perform during their job.

The process of acquiring specific motor skills may be more efficient if the task is broken down into its basic kinesthetic dimensions (Edwards, 1972). Studies have determined that kinesthetic perception plays a dominant part in learning a skill (Mills, 1972, p.26). If a kinesthetic training program could prove successful in promoting transfer of training to varied industrial tasks, then much of the inefficiency that is involved in training each task separately could be eliminated.

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Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

First Advisor

Alvin E. Rudisill


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