Accession Number : AD0640656

Title :   AN EMPIRICAL NAVY ACTIVITIES PREFERENCE BLANK SCALE TO PREDICT CLASS 'A' SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Research memorandum,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

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

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The study focused on the construction of an NAPB Achievement Scale that would improve prediction of Navy 'A' school performance. The achievement criterion was obtained by classifying men as 'high achievers' whose actual school performance markedly surpassed that predicted by BTB tests, and by classifying as 'low achievers' those whose actual performance fell markedly below the predicted level. A multiple regression analysis of the high and low achievers identified the single responses and response configurations on the NAPB which were significantly related to this 'achievement' variable. The total sample of high, average, and low achievers was then scored on the NAPB Achievement Scale and their school grades were related to this score both (1) alone, and, (2) in combination with BTB. In addition, possible moderator effects of the 'achievement' score and GCT scores were examined. In general, validities were negligible and cross-validation did not seem warranted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, NAVAL PERSONNEL), ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STUDENTS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE