Psychological Test, Minnesota Vocational Test for Clerical Workers

Psychological Test, Minnesota Vocational Test for Clerical Workers

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This examination represents the expansion of paper and pencil psychological tests to include tests of vocational ability. It seeks to measure aptitude for clerical work, specifically for women entering that area. It was prepared by Dorothy M. Andrew (1909-1989), a graduate student in psychology at the University of Minnesota, under the direction of Donald G. Paterson (1892-1961).
After obtaining her M.A. at Minnesota, Andrew taught at the Pennsylvania College for Women. In 1944, she married University of Minnesota psychologist Charles Bird (1893-1957), took his last name, and returned to the Minneapolis area.
Andrew, D.M., “The Construction and Standardization of a Test for File Clerks,” M.A. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1931.
Andrew, D. M., and Paterson, D. G., “Measured Characteristics of Clerical Workers, Bulletin of the Employment Stabilization Research Institute, University of Minnesota, 1934, 3, # 1.
Dorothy M. Andrew, “An Analysis of the Minnesota Vocational Test for Clerical Workers,” Journal of Applied Psychology, 1937, 21 #2, pp. 139–172.
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Object Name
Psychological Test
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Andrew, Dorothy M.
Psychological Corporation
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
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Gift of David Gold
Psychological Tests
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