Accession Number : ADP003280

Title :   The Effectiveness of Biographical Inventories in Predicting Success in OTS,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,D. L.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Biographical inventories have been used in officer selection and classification tests since the beginning of World War II with the advent of the Aircrew Classification Battery. These inventories, used to predict success in officer, pilot, and navigator training, were used on successive forms of the Aircrew Classification Battery. Officer and pilot biographical inventories were also used on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) until Form O, the current operational form, was developed. However, in reviewing the history of the inventories, it appears that the inventories were not included in an analysis of the composites used to predict success in officer or pilot training. The current study was designed to see if the inventories improve the predictiveness of the Pilot and the Officer Quality (Academic Aptitude) composites of the AFOQT. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Military research, *Military training, *Officer personnel, *Pilots, Qualifications, Psychomotor tests, Resource management, Personnel management, Biographies, Inventory, Predictions, Performance(Human), Scoring, Aptitude tests

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE