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Título: Dynamic spatial ability: An exploratory analysis and a confirmatory study
Autor: Oliveira, Teresa Cristina Clímaco Monteiro d'
Data: 2004
Editora: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
Citação: International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 14, 19-38
Resumo: Spatial ability is included in nearly every multiple aptitude battery. However, it has been defined and evaluated in such a variety of ways that it is difficult to be precise about the meaning of the concept. A first study addresses the spatial literature, considers several measures, and empirically explores the dimensionality of the spatial domain. Nine spatial ability tests and 1 computer- administered measure were administered to a total of 104 volunteers. Results from the exploratory factor analysis identified 3 main factors: visualization, spatial relations, and dynamic spatial ability. A second study was conducted to cross-validate this factor structure. A total of 141 participants were involved in this study. Participants were recruited from professional training domains in which spatial ability has been considered important for successful performance: air traffic control, piloting, civil engineering, and architecture. Cross-validation was obtained through a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In general, both empirical studies confirm the existence of dynamic spatial ability as a distinct dimension within the spatial domain.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/2424
ISSN: 1050-8414
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