Accession Number : AD0713608

Title :   THE UTILITY OF OER WORD PICTURES AS DISCRIMINATORS,

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

Personal Author(s) : Coyle,Harold S. , Jr. ; Gorman,Charles D.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The document is concerned with a trend of Air Force officer effectiveness reports which has given problems. The overall numerical ratings assigned to evaluate performance have become questioned as effective criteria for discriminating individual performance for promotion and special assignment purposes. The main goal of the study was to see if the word picture portion of the officer effectiveness report can be used to discriminate performance. Within each set of word pictures, average correlations were computed for each group of ten judges to assess interjudge reliability. Rank order statistics were computed for differing numbers of judges from the ten from each group to assess whether optimum reliability would occur with fewer than ten judges. A composite rank order for each set was computed by averaging the rankings across each word picture. The composite rank orders were correlated with the actual criteria ordering. The question is raised as to whether word descriptions can be used as performance discriminators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, REPORTS), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, EFFECTIVENESS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REPORTS), TEST METHODS, RELIABILITY, REVIEWS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE