Accession Number : ADA306971

Title :   Development of Interest Scales to Identify Female Applicants for Nontraditional Navy Ratings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Apr 93-23 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : RGI INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Pass, John J. ; Abrahams, Norman M. ; Cole, Darlene R. ; Edwards, Jack E.

PDF Url : ADA306971

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The Navy is attempting to increase the participation of women in 'nontraditional' (NT) Navy ratings. One way to increase the participation rate is to develop new screening criteria. A second option involves developing career guidance tools to identify women whose vocational interests indicate they should consider entering NT ratings. The purpose of this project was twofold: update the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory (NVII) items and demonstrate that keys could be developed which could identify female applicants with interests in NT ratings. Cross-validation results indicated that NVII scales from this study effectively differentiate between the interests of women in traditional and NT ratings. In addition, the cluster-specific scales were significantly and substantially related to self-reported satisfaction with work in nontraditional ratings.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *RECRUITING, *RATINGS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *WOMEN, *REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TOOLS, MODIFICATION, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, CAREERS, CLUSTERING, NAVAL RESEARCH, INVENTORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, JOB SATISFACTION, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE