Accession Number : ADP001365

Title :   Predictors of Success in Basic Enlisted Submarine School,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Potter,Earl H. , III

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Attrition, academic performance, and adaptive personality changes were examined in two studies of students in the U.S. Navy's Basic Enlisted Submarine School at Groton, Connecticut. Academic aptitude, the quality of the students' homelife, previous school experience, and test anxiety were the primary factors which predicted academic achievement. Significant positive changes over the course of the program were noted in test anxiety, hostility, and depression indices. Implications of these findings for interventions in the program designed to increase the rate of student success were considered.

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Performance(Human), *Personnel selection, *Personnel development, Attitudes(Psychology), Aptitudes, Perception(Psychology), Adjustment(Psychology), Cognition, Aptitude tests, Scoring, Manpower utilization, Optimization, Job training, Achievement tests, Stress(Psychology), Anxiety, Psychology, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE