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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Ray Mendel, Elizabeth Erffmeyer, John O'Connor

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


A study was conducted to develop a written tank knowledge test for United States Army armor trainees. Such a test may be employed as a tool for training program evaluation and as a criterion measure for assessing trainees. The Tank Knowledge Test (TKT) was developed from items written by subject matter experts familiar with the armor training program. After pilot testing, a revised version of the TKT had an internal consistency reliability of .79. Item difficulty levels ranged from .16 to .92 with a mean of .57. A factor analysis performed to examine the possibility of deriving subscales from four clusters of topically related items revealed no support for a four factor solution.


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