Accession Number : ADA111726

Title :   Profile of American Youth: 1980 Nationwide Administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (MANPOWER RESERVE AFFAIRS AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA111726

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : In 1980, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services, in cooperation with the Department of Labor, sponsored a large-scale research project to assess the vocational aptitudes of American youth. A national probability sample of approximately 12,000 young men and women, selected from participants in the National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) of Youth Labor Force Behavior, were administered the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The young people tested were representative of all youth in the United States, ages 16 through 23 years old. The analyses conducted in the profile study focused upon young people who were 18 through 23 at the time of ASVAB testing. The ASVAB is used by the Military Services to determine eligibility for enlistment and qualification for assignment to specific military jobs.

Descriptors :   *Aptitude tests, *Aptitudes, *Jobs, *Youth, Military personnel, Civilian population, Test methods, Performance(Human), Skills, Qualifications, Recruits, Enlisted personnel, Standards, Military requirements, Manpower, Scoring, Department of Defense, Military forces(United States)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE