Accession Number : AD0623826

Title :   THE USE OF SEPARATE PREDICTION FORMULAE BASED ON THE PROCUREMENT SOURCE OF OFFICER FLIGHT STUDENTS.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Hutchins,Charles W. ,Jr.

Report Date : 23 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Separate multiple prediction formulae were computed on each of the six major procurement source subgroups of the entering officer flight students. This procedure for developing prediction formulae was compared with two other conditions: a pseudovariable condition, which treats each procurement source as a separate dichotomous variable, and the current condition which treats the entire officer group as a whole without taking procurement source into account. Two criteria were used for this comparison, namely, the crossvalidation coefficients of each condition, and the disciminatory power of the respective conditions as measured by the percentage of attritions placed in the lowest 10 per cent of the respective predictor scores. The separate formula condition was the most valid upon crossvalidation and was also found to have the best discrimination at the low end of the range; however, its superiority in the former case failed to reach statistical significance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*OFFICER, SELECTION), FLIGHT, TRAINING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TESTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE