VIGIL

Vigilance
Author: G. Schuhfried
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Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
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

Attention

Attention

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


The listed price refers to a single test administration.
Please consider that the VTS Standard Subscription is required to start a test in VTS.

This product requires an additional device.

Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
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

Attention

Attention

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 following main variables are scored:

  • Number correct: Measure of observational accuracy over the test as a whole.
  • Number incorrect: Control variable that indicates whether the respondent has understood the instructions and taken the task seriously.
  • Mean value of reaction time for correct reactions: Measure of information processing speed and motor reaction ability.