Accession Number : AD0687089

Title :   THE EFFECT OF MATURATION AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE ON AIR FORCE OFFICER QUALIFYING TEST SCORES,

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

Personal Author(s) : Gregg,George

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : It is known that maturation and education have an elevating effect on AFOQT scores. Since the AFOQT is administered at different educational levels for the several commissioning programs, differences which are largely spurious exist between the programs with respect to their score distributions. To evaluate the extent of differences produced by maturation and education, the AFOQT was administered experimentally to 415 AFROTC cadets in 32 institutions near the end of their senior year. Scores were compared with those obtained for the same group when they were tested as freshmen or sophomores for selection by the AFROTC program. The increase in Pilot scores for the total group was about 20 percentile points, with the greatest increase (30 to 50 points) occurring in the categories which received light plane training as part of the AFROTC curriculum. The increase in Navigator/Technical scores amounted to about 6 points for the total group, but it approached 30 points for Category II cadets whose initial scores were below the 75th percentile. Category II cadets had initial scores about 30 points higher than cadets in nonscientific programs (Category III), and this difference persisted in the final testing. Data supported the additional finding that the known stable rank-ordering of institutions with respect to AFOQT scores of freshmen and sophomores applies also to AFOQT scores of seniors. The data also permitted determination of test-retest reliabilities and intercorrelations of AFOQT scores. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, APTITUDE TESTS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), EDUCATION, MOTIVATION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE