Accession Number : AD0437940


Title :   YEARS OF EDUCATION AS A PREDICTOR OF TECHNICAL TRAINING SUCCESS,


Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX


Personal Author(s) : Lecznar,William B


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Previous findings on education variables as predictors of airman training and job success are reviewed as background for this new study. The predictive efficiency of years of education was assessed against final grade in 34 courses of technical training. By multiple regression techniques the percentage contributions were determined for education alone, aptitude tests alone, and combinations of aptitude measures and years of education to prediction of final school grade for each of the 34 samples of graduates. These data confirmed previous findings that education alone as a continuous variable was not as good a predictor as aptitude tests alone, and that years of education did not add appreciably to the level of prediction achieved by aptitude tests. Compared to the gains from an optimum combination of aptitude tests for each training criterion, any gain from adding the education variable proved practically unimportant. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING , *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , EDUCATION , AVIATION PERSONNEL , APTITUDE TESTS , SELECTION , CLASSIFICATION , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE