Accession Number : AD0289873

Title :   IMPORTANCE OF SITUATIONAL FACTORS IN THE MEASUREMENT OF OFFICER EFFECTIVENESS

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : VANASEK,FRANK J. ; BOTTENBERG,ROBERT A.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Officer Effectiveness Report is an important instrument in management of officer personnel. If factors not related to job performance affect the ratings, their influence should be taken into account. This study investigates the extent to which officer specialty, command assignment, and military grade affect distribution and reliability of effectiveness ratings. By applying multiple linear regression and analysis of variance techniques to ratings of 1500 Air Force officers, variance of ratings was apportioned between performance and nonperformance factors. When the effects of the three nonperformance factors is removed, the reliability of the ratings is lowered, but relevance to differences in job performance is increased. The influence of military grade on effectiveness ratings is greatest of the three situational factors, but all contribute significantly. It is assumed that the relationships come about through a number of influences, including systematic selection for mission, assignment, and promotion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CLASSIFICATION, FACTOR ANALYSIS, JOB ANALYSIS, SELECTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE