Accession Number : ADA262391


Title :   Predicting the Productive Capacity of Air Force Aerospace Ground Equipment Personnel Using Aptitude and Experience Measures


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Faneuff, Robert S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262391.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : This study investigated the effects of mechanical aptitude and job experience on the job performance of 204 Air Force Aerospace Group Equipment (AGE) mechanics. Job performance was expressed as productive capacity (PC), which is derived from estimated performance times on job tasks. PC measures were derived for 50 tasks typically performed by airmen in the specialty. Aptitude measures took the form of Mechanical percentile composite scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). A second-order logistic model was used to regress PC on aptitude and experience at the task level and at the overall job, or aggregate, level. Model R(2)s were generally low. For the tasks, R(2)s ranged from .01 to .13, and for the aggregate model the R2 was about .16. Generally, experience was a significant predictor but aptitude was not. There was also no indication of an aptitude/experience interaction. These results were verified through forward stepwise regression. There was some evidence that airmen may experience some skill degradation on production-type tasks at around the six year point as they transition to supervisory roles.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS , *APTITUDE TESTS , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , PREDICTIONS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , FORECASTING , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , MANPOWER , SEMISKILLED PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE