Accession Number : ADA136976

Title :   Evaluation of Predictors and Criteria for Job Performance of General Detail (GENDET) Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. FY79-81,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cory,C H

PDF Url : ADA136976

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This research evaluated written aptitude tests and biographical questionnaires for selecting and assigning personnel to general detail (GENDET) billets in the Navy. Records of 46,231 GENDETs were extracted from 10 data bases used for previous research. Personnel were classified into six mental ability levels, and statistics describing the job outcome characteristics of the groups were computed. Predictive validity analyses were conducted. Results showed that mental ability had a moderately high relationship with achievement of rated (E-4 and above) status, highest pay grade achieved, and days required to achieve rated status; and a low relationship to attrition and overall behavior, as measured by disciplinary infractions. The predictability of job outcome variables was generally much higher and somewhat more stable than was the predictability of supervisors' ratings of job performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Personnel selection, *Recruits, Jobs, Predictions, Variables, Validation, Naval personnel, Billets(Personnel), Mental ability, Enlisted personnel, Identification, Classification

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE