Accession Number : ADA115083

Title :   Literacy, Oracy, and Vocational Aptitude as Predictors of Attrition and Promotion in the Armed Services.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,


Personal Author(s) : Sticht,Thomas G ; Hooke,Lydia R ; Caylor,John S

PDF Url : ADA115083

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This research was conducted to (1) produce normative data for the LAB, Literacy Assessment Battery, and (2) evaluate the LAB as a potential supplement to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery for use as a selection and classification instrument. To determine the distribution of auding and reading skills in the population that applies for military service, Mathews, Valentine, and Sellman (1978) administered the LAB test to over 4500 applicants for service as a part of research to study reading skills of applicants for military service. Understanding the nature of literacy and the relationships of literacy to aptitude assessment can lead to improvements in selection and classification.

Descriptors :   *Literacy, *Aptitude tests, *Attrition, Predictions, Aptitudes, Military personnel, Reading, Skills

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE