Accession Number : ADA132054

Title :   The Development of Selection Standards for Three Navy Ratings which Vary in Level of Complexity.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Nesbitt,Kelvin W

PDF Url : ADA132054

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : This thesis is concerned with selection standards for three U.S. Navy ratings which vary in terms of their complexity. The relevant literature is reviewed and a general selection standards approach is developed. This approach is then applied to sub-samples of a large U.S. Navy cohort of enlistees who all had the opportunity of serving for at least four years. Within each rating, prediction equations are developed which link various data available prior to the beginning of the enlistee's service with three criterion measures of performance. Analyses are performed separately for groupings within ratings by race and sex. Utility analysis is employed to help determine optimum cutoffs on predictors. Many potentially useful predictive relationships are found and amongst the results is the finding that for some ratings, ability subtests are negatively related to criteria of performance. Other results are discussed and recommendations regarding implementation and future research are made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Personnel selection, Skills, Performance(Human), Ratings, Enlisted personnel, Standards, Sampling, Predictions, Personnel management, Management planning and control, Human resources, Optimization, Job analysis, Statistical analysis, Theses

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE