Accession Number : ADA136636

Title :   Estimating Skill Loss Throughout a Navy Technical Training Pipeline.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Wetzel,S K ; Konoske,P J ; Montague,W E

PDF Url : ADA136636

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to determine how training conditions in follow-on schools in the training pipeline for aviation antisubmarine warfare operators (AWs) assigned to S-3A aircraft affect acoustic analysis skills acquired early in the pipeline. Subject matter experts at follow-on schools were interviewed to obtain qualitative information about the amount of practice, feedback, and lengths of task nonutilization periods for acoustic analysis for four training periods. Also, knowledge and performance tests were administered at four points in training to 154 AW S-3A students assigned to the schools. Interview results showed that there was a likelihood of serious skill degradation potential for three of the four periods of time analyzed. Also, significant differences were found for the effects of time in training on knowledge and performance test scores. Students performed poorest at test point 1, following 2 months of task nonutilization while in transit from A school, and best at test point 2, immediately following training at Common Core. Student showed substantial decline at test points 3 and 4, while they were in operator training. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Aviation personnel, *Operators(Personnel), *Antisubmarine warfare, *Sound analyzers, *Skills, Schools, Learning, Retention(Psychology), Losses, Performance tests, Performance(Human), Jobs, Feedback, Utilization, Time intervals, Degradation, Students, Scoring, Interviewing, Naval research

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE