Date of Award:

1968

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Glendon Casto

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find the best predictors and best combination of predictors of shorthand success. Those used were the Educational Research Corporation Stenographic Aptitude Test and its subtests, I.Q. scores, a Self-Success Rating, and the Digit Symbol subtest taken from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

Students enrolled in Shorthand I at Sky View High School were the subjects used in this study.

The criteria of shorthand success were the final dictation speed and the final grade.

The best single predictor of shorthand dictation speed was the total E.R.C. Stenographic Aptitude Test. The best combination of predictors were the total E.R.C. Stenographic Aptitude Test, and the E.R.C. Phonetic Spelling.

The best single predictor of final grade was the E.R.C. Phonetic Spelling subtest. The best combination of predictors of final grade were I.Q., total E.R.C. Stenographic Aptitude Test, E.R.C. Word Discrimination, E.R.C. Phonetic Spelling, and E.R.C. Dictation.

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