Accession Number : AD0715922

Title :   Cultural Subgroup Differences in the Relationships between Air Force Aptitude Composites and Training Criteria,

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

Personal Author(s) : Guinn,Nancy ; Tupes,Ernest C. ; Alley,William E.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The study was designed to explore the relationships between aptitude index composite and final school grade in technical training for various cultural subgroups based on race, educational level, and geographical area of enlistment. Regressions of final school grade on aptitude index were compared for the different subgroups in ten samples of technical school graduates. Results indicated that where the relationship between aptitude score and performance in technical training differed for the various subgroups, the performance of Negroes and high school non-graduates was overestimated. No consistent trend in prediction error was noted for the various areas of enlistment across all technical schools. However, there was a general tendency for the final school grade for personnel from the North-Northeast area to be overpredicted while those from the Far West-Pacific Coast area tended to be underpredicted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *CULTURE), (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, *APTITUDE TESTS), EDUCATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TECHNICIANS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE