THE VALIDATION METHODOLOGY OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT BATTERY FOR DRIVERS' SCHOOLS IN ROMANIA
Gernot SCHUHFRIED, Markus SOMMER, Mihai ANIŢEI, Mihaela CHRAIF
Vienna tests System
University of Viena
University of Bucharest
The objective of this research is to design and validate a psychological test battery to predict the driving behaviour of potential drivers from the Romanian driving schools.
Method: The Participants were 302 people, both males and females, aged between 18 and 55 years old (M=35.6; S.D. =14.28), from different levels of education, attending for the first time the driving school.
Instruments: the Reaction Test, the Determination test, the Tachitoscopic test and the Cognitron test.
Results: The validity criteria have been selected according to the driving tasks during driving on the road: “right curve, cross roads”. Using the multiple regression model, the values of the beta standardized coefficients revealed the fact that the model has a strong predictive value for the chosen criterion. Also, the r square coefficient underlined the predictive value of the model by reducing the estimated error with 49%.
The conclusions demonstrate that for the selected tests, multiple correlation coefficient (r = .701) and the determination coefficient (r = .49) have average values. Thus one can introduce psychological tests in the test battery to contribute to a greater reduction of variation and provide a stronger multiple correlation coefficient (Sommer, Schuhfried, Anitei & Chraif, 2010; Anitei, Chraif, Schuhfried & Sommer , (in press)). The same authors emphasize the importance of building and applying experimental testing of several batteries of which to choose the one with the highest predictive value for performance in traffic.
Keywords: validity criterion, traffic psychological test battery, time reaction, predictors.
This article can be cited as:
G. Schuhfried, M. Sommer, M. Anitei & M. Chraif (2010). The validation methodology of a psychological assessment battery for driver's school in Romania. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology vol.1, no.1, pp. 4-12, 2010.
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