Accession Number : AD0665304

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF NAVY AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANIC S (STRUCTURES) TRAINING FOR GROUP IV PERSONNEL.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF NAVY TRAINING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Harding,Larry G. ; Fleischman,Howard L. ; Johnson,Kirk A.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The purposes of this research investigation were to determine the appropriateness of current Aviation Structural Mechanic S (Structures) School, Class A, training for Mental Group IV personnel. This training consists of a sequency of three courses. It was found that 50% of the Group IV students would have been dropped from training prior to the completion of the sequency while the normal attrition rate does not exceed 1% in any of the three courses. The Group IV students had their greatest difficulties with relatively abstract materials in the area of mathematics and physics. On performance tests and shop projects their work was on a par with that of the regular students. The current training sequency does not seem to be suitable for use with Group IV students. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, EFFECTIVENESS), NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, APTITUDE TESTS, NAVAL AVIATION, STUDENTS, CLASSIFICATION, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, TEACHING METHODS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE