Accession Number : AD0767279

Title :   U. S. Army Selection Center Evaluation Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 14 Jul 72-29 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kent,Robert L.

Report Date : 29 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : The U.S. Army selection center (provisional) was in operation from February to November 1972 on an experimental basis to evaluate improved orientation and placement of volunteers for U.S. Army service. Its primary objectives were to improve attitudes, job satisfaction, and job performance of enlistees. This document reports the results of the evaluation of the impact of the selection center process, as compared to the impact of the Armed Forces Entrance Examination Station (AFEES) process, on attitudes, job satisfaction, and job performance of enlistees in Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and at their first unit of assignment. Major findings were: the achievement of improved attitudes at the selection center was offset by other factors after enlistment, the selection center provess did not result in improved job satisfaction, most enlistees had positive attitudes toward their jobs but had jobs which did not provide interest, challenge, or involvement, selection center enlistees were rated at least as high or higher than AFEES enlistees on performance characteristics but not significantly higher, and enlistees who believed information received prior to enlistment to be more accurate and comprehensive had more positive attitudes, greater job satisfaction, and better performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, *RECRUITING), (*APTITUDE TESTS, JOB ANALYSIS), SELECTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE