Accession Number : AD0280461

Title :   A Preliminary Attempt to Identify Officers with Scientific and Engineering Potential.

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TX

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : As partof an overall attempt to identify young officers who are good prospects for research and development work, this study investigates predictors of ratings and grades achieved by student officers attending the Squadron Officer School. Predictors included American Council on Education examinations, Educational Test Service tests, 11 variables descriptive of educational background, and 9 scores derived from 3 experimental questionnaires. Criteria were a composite school grade and instructor ratings of officership, originality and creativeness, and logical reasoning. Multiple regression analyses revealed that prediction of all criteria except the logical reasoning rating were slightly improved by adding the self-report variables to the academic predictors. Relative merits of the various predictors are considered, both as predictors of the school criteria and as possible predictors of R&D proficiency criteria.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *JOB TRAINING, *EDUCATION, ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS, APTITUDE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RATINGS, SCORING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, PREDICTIONS, POTENTIAL THEORY, VARIABLES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, IDENTIFICATION, APTITUDES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE