Accession Number : AD0713481

Title :   THE IMPROVEMENT OF SELECTION TO PERSONNELMAN 'A' SCHOOL.

Descriptive Note : Technical bulletin,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Patricia J.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The personnelman (PN) represents a major point of contact between the Navy and its enlisted men. The attitude the PN projects while performing his duties is believed to have an effect upon his serviceman-client's satisfaction with the Navy and subsequent reenlistment decision. Since all rated personnelmen must attend 'A' school, upgrading the performance of PN's can begin at the school selection point. Experimental administration of several tests of intermediate memory ability, the Navy vocational interest inventory (NVII), a peer rating, and an instructor's rating, was carried out at three PN 'A' schools. The Final School Grade (FSG) of each student was used as a criterion. In addition, the efficacy of the NVII for predicting the performance of rated PN's in the fleet was investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *APTITUDE TESTS), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY TESTS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), TEACHING METHODS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NAVAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE