Accession Number : AD0651119

Title :   RESULTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOLLOW-UP CRITERION ON A SAMPLE OF AIR FORCE SCIENTISTS,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Calvin W. ; Yagi,Kan

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The report supplements an earlier study (AD-267 832) in which 17 measures of 'constributions' of scientists were used as criteria for validating 130 predictor scores for measuring psychological characteristics of the scientists. This report relates to an additional 'over-all' criterion that was obtained for 80 of the original 107 subjects. The criterion was a 6-man committee rating of the scientist. The Biographical Information Blank was again the best single predictor instrument of the new criterion. Aptitude test scores ranked more significantly than previously. T-test comparisons are given for 30 empirically keyed Biographical scores. None of the scores based on a criterion of status-seeking, 'organization-man' tendencies was significant with respect to the over-all criterion. Likeableness as a member of the research team was the most important criterion dimension with respect to the over-all criterion. Current organizational status also ranked high. Criterion dimensions of quality of product, originality of product, and creativity ratings had little effect on the over-all criterion rating. Some discussion of these findings and of the explanatory power of the profiles of a scientist's contributions is presented. An analysis of criterion intercorrelations by different sources is presented that shows the complexity of the criterion problem and differences that arise in scores of a scientist's performance dependent on the scorer (the individual himself, immediate supervisors, higher level supervisors, peers). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTISTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), AIR FORCE RESEARCH, APTITUDE TESTS, PERSONALITY, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, CREATIVITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE