Accession Number : ADP003277

Title :   Monetary Value of Navigator Selection Using the AFOQT (Air Force Officer Qualifying Test),


Personal Author(s) : Roach,B. W.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Navigator-Technical composite of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) has been used in the selection of candidates for Air Force navigator training for four decades. Expressing the value of the AFOQT in psychometric terms is often difficult for operational decision-makers to understand. A more appropriate way to express utility of the test is in terms of the 'dollar criterion'. This study uses the Schmidt-Hunter-Pearlman utility formula to compute the monetary value of two alternative selection strategies: a zero utility approach which ignores test scores, and the actual selection strategy which rank-ordered applicants based on test score. Results show that use of the Navigator-Technical composite percentile scores to select candidates for navigator training has considerable utility to the Air Force when expressed in monetary terms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military research, *Personnel management, Personnel selection, Navigators, Qualifications, Perception(Psychology), Job training, Performance(Human), Air Force personnel, Cost effectiveness, Value, Regression analysis, Coefficients, Statistical analysis, Performance tests, Scoring, Research management, Management information systems, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE