Accession Number : AD0022209


Title :   VOCATIONAL INTERESTS OF NAVAL AVIATION CADETS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS


Corporate Author : TULANE UNIV NEW ORLEANS LA


Personal Author(s) : ROSENBERG, NATHAN ; IZARD, CARROLL E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/022209.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jul 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The importance of vocational interests, as measured by the Kuder Preference Record (KPR), for success in naval air training was investigated. The KPR, Vocational, Form B was administered to 651 entering Naval Aviation Cadets (NAC), 137 NAC's near completion of their training, and 137 DOR's (dropped at own request). The results were compared with those of the Kuder norm group of 2667 adult males. Entering NAC's showed more interest than the norm group in scientific, artistic, musical, and mechanical activities. The former were less interested than the norm group in clerical, literary, social service, persuasive, and computational activities. Successful NAC's were more interested than DOR's were in mechanical and scientific activities. The DOR group showed an essentially different interest pattern from the group eliminated from training in the AF in WWII. The KPR showed promise of validity for predicting DOR attrition.


Descriptors :   *ATTRITION , NAVAL AVIATION , COMPUTATIONS , CADETS , NAVAL TRAINING , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , FLIGHT TRAINING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE