Accession Number : AD0660121

Title :   PREDICTING FIRST YEAR ACHIEVEMENT OF AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADETS, CLASS OF 1967,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert E.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Qualifications of candidates for admission to the Air Force Academy are demonstrated on a battery of selection tests. In addition, qualified candidates who are admitted to the Academy are administered a battery of experimental tests upon entry. This battery is part of a continuing program for the development of officer selection and classification instruments. For the classes of 1966 and 1967, a subset of these experimental tests was administered with the selection tests under operational conditions, and a second subset was administered to selectees prior to entry. All selection and experimental tests were validated against criteria which became available at the end of the fourth class (freshman) year. These criteria were the Academic Standard Score, the Military Rating, the Extracurricular Activities Standard Score, the Composite Standard Score, and Early Motivational Elimination. Tests common to the classes of 1966 and 1967 tended to be somewhat more valid in the class of 1967 for the same criteria. For each criterion except the Academic Standard Score, some set of experimental tests was found which contributed uniquely and validly to the predicted criterion variance in the context of the selection tests. The highest multiple correlations found were .66 for prediction of the Academic Standard Score, .53 for prediction of the Military Rating, .46 for prediction of the Extracurricular Activities Standard Score, and .29 for prediction of Early Motivational Elimination. The Composite Standard Score was found to correlate highly with the Academic Standard Score and was not used as a criterion for multiple regression analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SELECTION), OFFICER PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE