Accession Number : ADA186927

Title :   A Validity Study on Predictors of Success in Resident Master's Degree Programs at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Woodward, Rudi D

PDF Url : ADA186927

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This investigation determined the criterion-related validity of 16 predictor variables in measuring graduate grade point averages at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Using a sample of 908 Air Force officers who graduate during the period from 1984 to 1986, predictor/criterion relationships were examined and statistical prediction models were developed based on the validity between eligibility criteria and measures of successful models. The analysis was accomplished by the Stepwise regression method using a .05 level of significance. The results illustrate that 7 of the 16 variables examined were valid predictors of successful performance at AFIT. Prediction models containing these variables were shown to be superior to the present graduate selection process. Prediction models, correlation matrices, and tables of student demographic distributions are presented.

Descriptors :   *COURSES(EDUCATION), *AIR FORCE TRAINING, DEMOGRAPHY, DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SELECTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STUDENTS, THESES, VALIDATION, SCHOOLS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TABLES(DATA), VARIABLES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, CORRELATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE