Accession Number : ADA507669


Title :   Validating Future Force Performance Measures (Army Class): End of Training Longitudinal Validation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 2008


Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Knapp, Deirdre J ; Heffner, Tonia S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a507669.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The Army needs the best personnel to meet the emerging demands of the 21st century. Accordingly, the Army is seeking recommendations on new experimental predictor measures that could enhance entry-level Soldier selection and classification decisions, in particular, measures of non-cognitive attributes (e.g., interests, values, temperament). The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) is conducting a longitudinal criterion-related validation research effort to collect data to inform these recommendations. Data on experimental predictors were collected from about 11,000 Soldiers. Training criterion data were collected for differing subsets of the predictor sample in the first of three planned criterion measurement points. Soldiers were drawn from two samples: (a) job-specific samples targeting six entry-level Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and (b) an Army-wide sample with no MOS-specific requirements. In the analyses reported here, the value of the experimental predictor measures to enhance new Soldier selection was examined. Overall, many of the experimental predictors significantly incremented the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) in predicting Soldier performance and retention during training. In addition, the experimental predictors generally exhibited smaller subgroup mean differences (by gender, race, and ethnicity) than the AFQT.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MEASUREMENT , *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *VALIDATION , JOB TRAINING , PREDICTIONS , ARMY PERSONNEL , MANPOWER , CLASSIFICATION , SELECTION , BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES , SOCIAL SCIENCES , DECISION MAKING , ARMY RESEARCH , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , LONGITUDE , ACCEPTANCE TESTS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE