Accession Number : ADA139029

Title :   Validation of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Selection Criteria for the Strategic Weapons Systems Electronics 'A' School.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May 81-AUg 82,

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

Personal Author(s) : Booth-Kewley,S

PDF Url : ADA139029

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This predictive validation study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the operational Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) selector composite against Strategic Weapons Systems Electronics (SWSE) 'A' School performance and to investigate the possible use of alternative ASVAB composites to reduce attrition in this school. Bivariate and multiple correlations between ASVAB predictors and three school performance criteria were computed and compared. The current ASVAB selector composite was found to be the best predictor of performance in SWSE 'A' School. It was recommended that the selector composite be retained, but that careful consideration be given to the possibility of raising the cutting score(s).

Descriptors :   *Aptitude tests, *Test methods, *Validation, *Recruits, Personnel selection, Vocational guidance, Job training, Electronics, Measurement, Skills, Personnel development, Performance(Human), Predictions, Reliability

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE