VOCATIONAL INTERESTS OF NAVAL AVIATION CADETS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS
TULANE UNIV NEW ORLEANS LA
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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 NACs near completion of their training, and 137 DORs dropped at own request. The results were compared with those of the Kuder norm group of 2667 adult males. Entering NACs 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 NACs were more interested than DORs 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.
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