Comparison of achievement in typewriting and interest as measured by an occupational interest inventory

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Anne Barksdale (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rowena Wellman

Abstract: Just what factors contribute to attainment of typewriting skill are not definitely known, but a number of attempts have been made to determine what they are, with varying degrees of success. White classifies the traits that have been the subject of such studies, as falling into four categories: 1. Mental traits or native capacities, such as general intelligence. 2. Mental skills, such as reading, code learning, and substitution. 3. Motor abilities, such as tapping speed, eye-hand coordination, and reaction time. 4. Personal factors, such as age, school-grade placement, vocational interests, and purpose in learning to typewrite. Some studies have reported that intelligence and typewriting ability are closely related; but others have found the relationship to be low.

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Language: English
Date: 1947

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