Accession Number : AD0683725

Title :   SELECTION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FOR TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX PERSONNEL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mullins,Cecil J. ; Keeth,James B. ; Riederich,Larry D.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A group of tests has been used to predict success in pilot and technical training for groups of foreign nationals trained in the United States. In addition to previous flying experience two types of tests were tried: paper-and-pencil and performance tests, hopefully of low cultural loading. For those going into pilot training without previous pilot experience, one performance test, rudder control, gave the highest prediction, with one of the paper-and-pencil tests adding significantly. For technical training, five paper-and-pencil tests showed low but significant prediction. It is noted that three of the paper-and-pencil tests, used alone, are significantly valid for pilot training and can make considerable improvement in pilot trainee selection procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, *APTITUDE TESTS), (*STUDENTS, SELECTION), CLASSIFICATION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, PREDICTIONS, RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE