Accession Number : AD0289620

Title :   PREDICTION OF AIRMAN SUCCESS FROM RESPONSES TO ITEMS OF THE KELLEY ACTIVITY PREFERENCE REPORT

Corporate Author : SERVICE BUREAU CORP SAN JOSE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : FRUCHTER,BENJAMIN

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : ITEMS FROM A SELF-REPORT INVENTORY OF PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND ACTIVITY PREFERENCES WERE SELECTED BY VARIOUS METHODS AND COMBINED TO PREDICT SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FIRST-TERM ENLISTMENT. Two samples of airmen (2000 each) were used, each divided into a success group and a nonsuccess group for item analysis and validation purposes. Selection and weighting of valid items was determined on the initial sample; the scoring procedures were cross validated on the second sample. Although optimal item weighting produced higher validity with the initial sample, unit weighting of the most valid items proved as effective in cross validation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *APTITUDE TESTS, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, *SELECTION, *SOCIOLOGY, *TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE