Accession Number : AD0021632

Title :   BIOGRAPHICAL INVENTORY FOR NAVAL AVIATORS

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN HUMAN RELATIONS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : SCHAEFER,WILLIS C.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A preliminary Biographical Inventory consisting of 576 items was assembled from a variety of sources. This inventory was administered to all men entering flight training at NAS Pensacola beginning with class 20-51. During the summer 1952 an interim analysis was made against a pass-fail criterion. Failures included 'Dropped at Own Request' as well as Flight Failures up to Stage D of training (ten months beyond entering data). The validity coefficient based on an independent sample for the interim form was .39. A final analysis involving two independent populations of approximately 1000 each was conducted to establish the scoring keys and validity for 114 items selected by the interim analysis. The populations were drawn from the total group entering training between 14 September 1951 and 9 September 1952. The validity for the final key is .33 It is recommended that additional analysis be made of validity after the inventory has been administered to candidates for flight training rather than to cadets already selected and admitted to flight training. (Contractor's abstract)

Descriptors :   ABSTRACTS, BIOGRAPHIES, CADETS, COEFFICIENTS, CONTRACTORS, FLIGHT TRAINING, INVENTORY, POPULATION, VALIDATION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE