Accession Number : AD0656303

Title :   RELATIONSHIP OF AFOQT SCORES TO MEASURES OF SUCCESS IN UNDERGRADUATE PILOT AND NAVIGATOR TRAINING,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert E.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Scores on the Pilot, Navigator-Technical, and Officer Quality composites of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) were compared with measures of success in undergraduate pilot and navigator training. The samples consisted of 4,993 student pilots and 2,132 student navigators who entered training over a period of approximately two years. Each sample was subdivided according to source of commission and, in the case of the pilot sample, by type of aircraft and curriculum. Correlations of AFOQT composite scores with criteria of success were computed within each of 16 samples and subsamples thus defined. Criteria were training grades and graduation vs. elimination by various categories. Selected validity coefficients were corrected for range restriction in 4 samples. In general, there was good prediction of training grades, academic elimination, flying deficiency elimination, and elimination for all reasons combined. Elimination for motivational reasons was predictable in some groups. Military elimination occurred infrequently but was negatively predictable in the total navigator sample. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, SELECTION), PILOTS, NAVIGATORS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE