Accession Number : AD0674851

Title :   THE MEASUREMENT OF NAVY CAREER MOTIVATION IN NROTC APPLICANTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Githens,William H. ; Abrahams,Norman M. ; Neumann,Idell

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : NROTC State Selection Committees are convened annually to select from applicants to the NROTC program those who are deemed most likely to become effective and career motivated naval officers. Statistical analyses of the selections made indicated the weight given to the variables in the applicants' records is not proportional to the actual validity of these variables, as revealed by follow-up research. The purpose of this report is to provide selection committees of the available research evidence concerning the validity of various predictors in identifying applicants disposed toward a naval career. During the past decade a number of research studies on the predictive validity of career motivation interviews, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, background and sports information, as well as an analysis of earlier Selection Board actions, have been completed. Graphs and charts illustrating the relevant conclusions of previous studies are presented in conjunction with information on the selection decisions of the 1967 NROTC State Selection Committees. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, SELECTION), MOTIVATION, RECRUITING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, APTITUDE TESTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE