Accession Number : AD0688540

Title :   PREDICTION OF OFFICER PERFORMANCE AND RETENTION FROM SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COLLEGE ATTENDED,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tupes,Ernest C. ; Madden,Howard L.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report describes analyses of relationships between military performance and retention rates of officers entering active duty from each of 172 AFROTC detachments during the period 1958-62 and characteristics of the colleges and universities at which the detachments are located. The analyses indicate that the differences between AFROTC detachments are primarily due to differences in the student bodies of the colleges and to a great extent are beyond the control of the Professors of Air Science or their staffs. It appears, then, that retention rates of AFROTC graduates can be increased by differential assignment of quotas to AFROTC detachments or by disestablishment of certain detachments. Implications of the study for the Officer Training School Recruiting and Selection systems are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), UNIVERSITIES, EDUCATION, SELECTION, GROUP DYNAMICS, STUDENTS, EFFICIENCY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, GEOGRAPHY, ATTRITION, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE