Accession Number : AD0736865

Title :   Determination of Literacy Skill Requirements in Four Military Occupational Specialities.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sticht,Thomas G. ; Caylor,John S. ; Kern,Richard P. ; Fox,Lynn C.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The report describes results of research on the extent of usage of job printed materials and job listening sources as a function of the reading difficulty level of the materials and the reading ability of Army job incumbents. Psychometric data were obtained on relationships of reading ability to performance on job-related reading task tests, and of reading, listening, arithmetic, and AFQT to job proficiency as indexed by job knowledge tests, job sample tests, and supervisor ratings in four Army jobs. Methods are discussed for reducing discrepancies between personnel literacy skill levels and the literacy demands of the job by remedial literacy training or redesign of job literacy materials. Research results are discussed with regard to implications for selection, training, and research. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, READING), (*JOB ANALYSIS, APTITUDE TESTS), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ARMY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE