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n Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists - An investigation into the internal structure of the learning potential construct as measured by the APIL-B test battery

Volume 19, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1019-567X
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Abstract

This study presents an investigation into the internal structure of the learning potential construct as measured by the APIL-B test battery developed by Taylor (1997; 1994; 1992; 1989). Attempts at accelerated affirmative development will be effective to the extent to which there exists a comprehensive understanding of the factors underlying training performance success and the manner in which they combine to determine learning performance, in addition to clarity on the fundamental nature of the key performance areas comprising the learning task. In this study the internal structure of the learning potential construct as measured by the APIL-B test battery was investigated through structural equation modelling on a non-probability sample of police recruits. It was found that both the measurement and the structural model fitted the data reasonably well. In both instances the close fit null hypothesis was not rejected (p>0.05). The relationship hypothesised between and was corroborated. The direct paths that were hypothesised between and and between and Transfer of knowledge were also supported. Finally support was found for the indirect effect of on mediated by . The study, however, was unable to corroborate a number of the central hypotheses in Taylor's (1997; 1994; 1992; 1989) stance on learning potential. Recommendations for future research are made.

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2010-01-01
2016-12-10

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