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VIGIL

Author: G. Schuhfried
Vigilance
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Detailed Description+

Assesses attention over extended periods of time.
The term “vigilance" is used in psychology mainly to refer to the sustaining of attention in monotonous stimulus situations. Individuals performing certain monotonous activities do not always receive the arousal impulses that they need; this leads to mental fatigue and hence to a decline in performance efficiency. It is this situation which has given rise to the concept of being “overchallenged by understimulation”.
The ability to maintain attention or sustained alertness in stimulus-poor situations is often important in safety-related jobs; it is therefore tested in safety assessments and traffic psychological investigations. The test is also used in sports psychology and in clinical neuropsychology, because various neurological and mental disorders can affect attention.

Test forms+

S1: Standard form with circular path (based on Quatember-Maly)
S2: Standard form without circular path (based on Müggenburg)
S4: Long form without circular path (based on Müggenburg)

Task+

A bright dot, set against a black background, moves along a circular track. At irregular intervals the dot makes a double jump; the respondent must react to this by pressing a button.

Dimensions+

Attention

Languages+

Hungarian

Turkish

Dutch

English (USA)

French

Chinese (Taiwan)

Italian

Portuguese

Swedish

Slovak

Spanish

Greek

German

Polish

Romanian

Russian

Finnish

Chinese

Arabic

Serbian

Czech

Hindi

Slovene

Duration+

approx. 30–70 minutes, depending on test form.

Age+

Norms for ages 6+ (convenience sample).

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


Scoring+

The main variable is Vigilance. It is the mean reaction time for correct reactions over the course of the test.

Additionally, the subsidiary variable Number of correct reactions describes the accuracy of the respondent’s observations over the test as a whole. The subsidiary variable Number of false alarms can be used as a control variable that indicates whether the respondent has understood the instructions and taken the task seriously.

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Products specifications
LanguagesArabic
LanguagesChinese
LanguagesChinese (Taiwan)
LanguagesCzech
LanguagesDutch
LanguagesEnglish (USA)
LanguagesFinnish
LanguagesFrench
LanguagesGerman
LanguagesGreek
LanguagesHindi
LanguagesHungarian
LanguagesItalian
LanguagesPolish
LanguagesPortuguese
LanguagesRomanian
LanguagesRussian
LanguagesSerbian
LanguagesSlovak
LanguagesSlovene
LanguagesSpanish
LanguagesSwedish
LanguagesTurkish
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DimensionsAttention
Test typeSpecial Ability Tests