Accession Number : ADA300198

Title :   Compensatory Screening Model for B Cell Enlistment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 94-28 Feb 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Trent, Thomas ; Devlin, Steven E.

PDF Url : ADA300198

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Twenty percent of the enlistment-age youth population fail to earn a high school diploma. These nongraduates constitute a large pool of potential recruits. A review of the literature documents that high school dropouts have lower academic achievement and vocational aptitude, less employment experience, higher propensity for drug use and criminal behavior and more psychological disturbances. As a result, the armed services minimize the enlistments of nongraduates because of this group's high attrition and reputation for lower personal reliability. Thus, the Navy Recruiting Command accepts only limited numbers of nongraduates even when it is faced with significant shortfalls of qualified high school graduate applicants. To aid recruiters in accessing the nongraduate labor market, the objective of this study was to design a compensatory screening model (CSM) to assess applicants on the basis of available measures of individual attributes. The resulting model computes the probabilities of completing the first 2 years of enlistment from four application variables: number of years of education attended, education credential attained, age at application, and Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. The CSM was operationalized as an actuarial table for use by Navy recruiters. Evaluation analyses demonstrated expected reductions in attrition and improvements in the aptitude and educational characteristics of nongraduate accessions. (AN)

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *ATTRITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POLICIES, EMPLOYMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, RECRUITING, DEMOGRAPHY, MINORITIES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND, ETHNIC GROUPS, BEHAVIOR, LABOR MARKETS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, RECRUITS, PERSONALITY, APTITUDE TESTS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE