Accession Number : AD0721075

Title :   Reliability and Predictive Validity of the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

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

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report is one of a series designed to evaluate a promising classification instrument, the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory (NVII). The study is an investigation of the reliability and validity of the inventory for a group of men retested two years after leaving the Navy. By searching enlisted Navy personnel records in 1970, home addresses for 334 of the 754 non-reenlistees who took the NVII in 1964 were located. Completed inventories were received from 174 men (52 per cent). NVII retest scores of these men were compared to scores earned six years earlier. NVII scales were also related to present civilian occupation and to self-reports of job performance and satisfaction. The relationship between reason for leaving and scale scores was also examined. NVII scores tend to be stable whether based on responses from reenlistees or non-reenlistees. The NVII has acceptable predictive validity. Moderate relationships between NVII scores and reports of civilian job satisfaction and performance were found. Of particular interest was the finding that low scores were associated with separation from the Navy because of dissatisfaction with rating. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*APTITUDE TESTS, RELIABILITY), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, APTITUDE TESTS), PREDICTIONS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), JOB ANALYSIS, ATTRITION

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE