Accession Number : AD0667466

Title :   PREDICTING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMEN,

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Laverne C. ; Pollard,Jo Ann ; Plag,John A.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The study served as a pilot investigation of the validity of cognitive and non-cognitive variables for predicting academic achievement among Navy Hospital Corps School students. For a sample of 126 corpsmen, who were considered to be representative of 2500 students attending Corps School, San Diego, between June and December 1966, three variables were identified as being uniquely predictive of academic performance. Age, level of civilian education, and General Classification Test score were found to yield a multiple correlation of .65 with the criterion. This validity represents a substantial improvement over the current selection standard which utilizes only cognitive measures of ability. Scores on the Cornell Medical Index and MMPI were not significantly related to course average. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SELECTION), NAVAL TRAINING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE