Spatial Intelligence and Machine Shop Performance Among Marine Engineering Students

Teran, Antonio C. “Spatial Intelligence and Machine Shop Performance Among Marine Engineering Students.

Abstract

    This study was determined the spatial intelligence and performance in machine among the marine engineering students at the JBLCF (Molo), Inc. Conducted in June 2003, the data needed for this descriptive research were gathered through the use of a 25-item test adopted from a 35-item Perpetual Acuity (Space Relations) Test taken from Differential Aptitude Tests by Bennet, Seashore, and Wesman (1986) and from the student’s grades in Machine Shop @. Means and standard deviations were employed as descriptive statistics, while the t-test for independent samples and the Pearson’s r set at .05 alpha level were utilized as inferential statistics. The study revealed that the marine engineering students had “low” spatial intelligence and “moderate” performance in machine shop. The students differed significantly in their spatial intelligence and performance in machine shop when grouped according to class program classification. Finally, the spatial intelligence and performance of the students were positively and significantly related.