Accession Number : ADA306324

Title :   Validation Study of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Selector Composites: Basic Electricity and Electronics (BE&E) Schools and Their Class 'A' Schools for the Electronics Occupational Group.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 80-Sep 86,

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

Personal Author(s) : Monzon, Reynaldo I. ; Held, Janet D.

PDF Url : ADA306324

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to validate ASVAB composites for the 11 ratings of the Electronics (OG) Occupational Group. The ASVAB consists of the following 10 tests: General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Numerical Operations (NO), Coding Speed (CS), Auto and Shop Information (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), and Electronics Information (EI). Verbal (VE) is composed of WK and PC. This study was requested because of high attrition rates in the follow-on class 'A' schools and the merging of the BE&E prerequisite schools into the follow-on Class 'A' schools. The study recommends (I) retaining the operational selector composite and minimum qualifying score, AR + MK + EI + GS = 218, and (2) conducting expectancy analyses after the BE&E and follow-on Class 'A' schools are merged to determine if the 218 minimum qualifying score is adequate.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *APTITUDE TESTS, VELOCITY, ELECTRONICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, HIGH RATE, SCHOOLS, VALIDATION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REASONING, ATTRITION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, CODING, ELECTRICITY, MATHEMATICS, ARITHMETIC, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), COMPREHENSION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE