Accession Number : AD0675773

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF NAVY SHIPFITTER TRAINING FOR GROUP IV PERSONNEL,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hooprich,Eugene A. ; Matlock,E. Ward

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of providing Navy Class A Shipfitter School training for Mental Group IV personnel. The achievement of 14 Group IVs was compared with that of 32 regular input personnel in the same 15-week class. Research data were obtained from service records, pretraining and course achievement tests, questionnaires, and interviews with instructors. The course achievement of the Group IV personnel was significantly poorer than that of the regular students and was marginal with respect to the minimum course standards. The performance of the Group IVs was particularly inferior on the course written examinations. Statistical analyses of the relationships between pretraining variables and course achievement criteria also were performed. It is recommended that no additional Group IV personnel be assigned to Shipfitter training unless the implementation of specified modifications in instructional procedures and selection criteria appears to be practicable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE