Accession Number : ADA338775

Title :   Identification of Potential Combat Effectiveness Variables

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 93-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : CONTINENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY CORP MARIETTA GA

Personal Author(s) : White, Richard A. ; Olmstead, Joseph

PDF Url : ADA338775

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report describes a project whose purpose was to identity and, where possible, develop potential individual combat effectiveness variables (CEV). The project has its origin in the need for valid combat effectiveness criteria, to be used in validation of predictors of combat effectiveness. The problem was to identity and operationalize attributes, behaviors, and performances that will serve as potential CEVs. After identification and operationalization, potential CEVs can be validated and cross-validated in later studies and, where valid, can be used as criterion measures of combat effectiveness. In this project, modified behavioral event interviews were conducted with groups of combat-experienced soldiers. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. Then, intensive content analyses were conducted by three Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The content analysis was devoted to identification of potential CEV.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *PREDICTIONS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *VARIABLES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, VALIDATION, BEHAVIOR, VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE