Accession Number : ADA114347

Title :   The Fate of Disenrollees from Technical Training in the U.S. Navy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Booth,Richard F ; McNally,Michael S

PDF Url : ADA114347

Report Date : May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Aptitude, background, personality, and vocational interest information was related to the post-training performance effectiveness and occupational advancement of 1,527 enlistees who were disenrolled from Navy health care training. Effectiveness was defined as completion of an obligated term of service with a recommendation for reenlistment, and occupational advancement was defined as moving from a general duty assignment into an alternative Navy occupation. The rate of effectiveness among disenrollees was 40% as compared with 81% among graduates of the training program; when reason for disenrollment was considered, the effectiveness rate of enlistees who were dropped for disciplinary reasons was found to be only 19%. Age, aptitude, education, and Social Conformity and Activity scores on the Comrey Personality Scales were found to discriminate significantly between effective and ineffective disenrollees, and age, aptitude, education, and Navy Vocational Interest Inventory scores were found to discriminate significantly between disenrollees who had moved into different occupational specialty areas, e.g., seamanship, supply, and administration or clerical.

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Performance(Human), Enlisted personnel, Naval personnel, Operational effectiveness, Graduates, Attrition, Reenlistment

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE