Accession Number : AD0640067

Title :   NAVAL KNOWLEDGE AS A PREDICTOR OF SERVICE TENURE AMONG NROTC OFFICERS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Githens,William H. ; Neumann,Idell ; abrahams,Norman M.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The scores on a 30-item Naval Knowledge Test (NKT) administered to NROTC applicants in 1956 were validated in 1966 against the service tenure of 765 officers who had been accepted into the NROTC program and commissioned. In addition to being evaluated as a single predictor, the NKT was examined for useful interrelationships with two other predictors: (1) the Naval College Aptitude Test (NCAT), and, (2) the applicant's response to a question regarding career intention (CQ). The validity of the NKT reached a useful level, but fell short of statistical significance. In view of its lack of statistical significance, and since other significantly valid predictors are now available, use of the NKT in NROTC selection is not recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, SELECTION), OFFICER PERSONNEL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE