Accession Number : AD0622042

Title :   'NOT OFFICER MATERIAL' ATTRITION IN THE NAVAL AIR BASIC TRAINING COMMAND.

Descriptive Note : Attrition rept. no. 18,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Bair,John T. ; Ambler,Rosalie K.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The purpose of this research was (1) to analyze causes of attrition classified as 'not officer material' (NOM), (2) to determine if the present flight aptitude tests are predicting this type of attrition, and (3) to consider this NOM group as research criteria. The results of this research are as follows: (1) NOM cadets differ significantly from successful cadets on only one variable, pre-flight ground final grades, (2) none of the flight aptitude tests are predicting NOM attrition, (3) NOM attrition are the most heterogeneous of any attrition group studied and thus are questionable as homogeneous test research criteria. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, AVIATION PERSONNEL), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, APTITUDE TESTS), FLIGHT, TRAINING, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE