Accession Number : AD0728625

Title :   Development of Career Motivational Prediction and Selection Procedures,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Culclasure,David F.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The report constitutes a comprehensive review of the literature related to career motivation and selection procedures. It surveyed the reported techniques for measuring career motivation and interest which were used by 24 industrial firms, 14 personnel and management consulting organizations, 8 marketing research firms, and various governmental agencies. Toward an ultimate goal of identifying those who can be expected to elect to remain on active duty past their original date of obligation, each technique cited was evaluated for possible application as a means for screening applicants who are to be provided training that leads to commissions as Air Force officers. The survey failed to identify a predictive instrument which demonstrated a sufficiently high validity coefficient to be of practical value. Available evidence, however, suggested that a career motivation screening procedure could be developed with reasonable probability characteristics of moderate effectiveness in predicting career motivation. Such a procedure would employ those portions of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) which have been shown to have moderate validity (0.25) for predicting Naval officer retention when scored with the Navy Officer Key, and a revised version of the Importance-Possibility Scale investigated in its original form by Air Force psychologists. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MOTIVATION), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SELECTION), OFFICER PERSONNEL, PREDICTIONS, PSYCHOMETRICS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE