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The concurrent validity of learning potential and psychomotor performance compared to safe working behaviour of machine operations in a platinum mine

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dc.contributor.advisor De Beer, M.
dc.contributor.author Keyser, Karin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T11:35:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T11:35:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6118
dc.description.abstract The researcher selected a quantitative cross-sectional design to test the concurrent validity of learning potential and psychomotor ability by evaluating the relationships between mining machine operators’ learning potential and psychomotor ability as well as their work safety behaviour. Work safety behaviour was considered indicative of their capability to operate a moving machine. The utilization of measuring instruments capable of measuring their learning potential and psychomotor ability and measuring safety behaviour by means of their safety score cards provided the required measurement data. The study involved a quantitative investigation into the relationship between learning potential and psychomotor ability as independent variables and safety behaviour as dependent variable. De Vos, Strydom, Fouche and Delport (2002, p.79) defined quantitative research as “based on positivism, which takes scientific explanation to be nomothetic. Its main aims are to measure the social world objectively, to test hypotheses and to predict and explain human behaviour. A quantitative study may therefore be defined as an inquiry into social or human problems based on testing a theory composed of variables, measured with numbers and analysed with statistical procedures in order to determine whether the predictive generalization of the theory holds true.” The aim of the study was to determine the learning potential and psychomotor ability of mining machine operators as well as compare the following sub-groups (based on the biographical variables): age, years’ experience, educational level and gender. The respondents’ work safety behaviour was measured and the relationship between the two measures of the independent variables (learning potential and psychomotor ability) and work safety behaviour determined. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 105 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Learning potential en
dc.subject Psychomotor ability en
dc.subject Intelligence en
dc.subject Dynamic assessment en
dc.subject Cognitive ability en
dc.subject Mechanised mining en
dc.subject.ddc 622.8096825
dc.subject.lcsh Motor ability and intelligence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Platinum mines and mining -- Safety measures -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Miners -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Case studies
dc.title The concurrent validity of learning potential and psychomotor performance compared to safe working behaviour of machine operations in a platinum mine en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial & Organisational Psychology en
dc.description.degree (M.Comm. (Industrial and Organisational Psychology))


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