Accession Number : AD0694932

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE NAVY VOCATIONAL INTEREST INVENTORY AS A PREDICTOR OF CAREER MOTIVATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lau,Alan W. ; Lacey,Lynn A. ; Abrahams,Norman M.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The purpose of the research is to evaluate the effectiveness of a vocational interest test as a predictor of career motivation among enlisted men. As part of a program to evaluate non-cognitive tests for use in identifying enlisted men most likely to remain in the Navy, the Navy vocational interest inventory (NVII) was analyzed for its ability to predict career motivation. The NVII was administered experimentally to incoming students at schools varying widely in curriculum. Scores were obtained on two different types of scales, empirically derived occupational scales, and homogeneous (area) scales. A reenlistment criterion was later obtained for each man by searching enlisted Navy personnel records. Mean NVII occupational key and area scale scores were computed for reenlistees and non-reenlistees in each school. An intercorrelation matrix was computed for each school, and multiple-regression analyses were completed on occupational keys and area scales using retention as the criterion variable. The area scales were analyzed for their ability to differentiate men in different ratings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PREDICTIONS), (*NAVAL TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MOTIVATION, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, STUDENTS, STANDARDS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, RELIABILITY, INVENTORY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE