Accession Number : ADA187068

Title :   Prediction of Academic Success in the Airman Education and Commissioning Program: A Validity Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mann, Douglas W

PDF Url : ADA187068

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This study evaluates the effectiveness of procedures used to select eligible applicants for the Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP). Predictors used by AFIT, as well as several new potentially effective predictors were evaluated using a standard criteria-related validity paradigm. These predictor variables are: AFOQT test composite scores, completed college credits, and undergraduate grade point average. Using a sample of 802 cases, from a period of 1979 to 1984, predictor/criteria relationships were demonstrated for the AECP. Prediction models were developed using r-square and Cp analysis. These models were evaluated as to their applicability to current selection procedures. Validity information, correlation matrices, and a prediction model are presented. Keywords: Personnel selection, Prediction of success, Airman education and commissioning program, Validity.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *EDUCATION, MODELS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, PREDICTIONS, SCORING, SELECTION, UNIVERSITIES, VALIDATION, VARIABLES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE