An experimental study attempting to discover a team of tests for measuring the natural capacity of an individual for attaining skill in stenography. Such a group of tests might be used in the eighth or ninth grades for predicting the success in stenography of those who expect to pursue the commercial course in high school. An analysis was made of the psychological abilities required in stenography. Eleven group tests were selected or devised to measure these several capacities. These eleven tests, together with a performance test in stenography, were then administered to 225 advanced students in high school courses in stenography. The correlation between the scores on the criterion performance test and scores on each of the other tests was determined by the Pearson product-moment formula. The method of partial and multiple correlation was applied to the five most significant tests. From the multiple R of.62 thus obtained, it may be concluded that these tests have considerable value as a basis for educational prognosis in stenography.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1925 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Ohmann, Oliver A.
"The Measurement of Natural Capacity for Skill in Stenography,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 32(1), 397-398.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol32/iss1/99