A COMPARISON OF RESPONSES TO A VOCATIONAL INTEREST TEST TAKEN UNDER STANDARD CONDITIONS AT RECRUITING STATIONS AND RESPONSES TO THE SAME TEST TAKEN AS A SELF-ADMINISTERED TEST AT HOME.
Interim rept. for Dec 63-Oct 64 (Research memo),
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The Strong Vocational Interest Blank SVIB was administered experimentally to all applicants for the 1964 NROTC Regular program. For a variety of administrative reasons, none systematically biasing, 213 of these applicants took the SVIB at home as a self-administered test. This group was matched with a group tested under standard conditions at Recruiting Stations. Comparison of responses revealed no differences which were not explainable as random sampling fluctuations. Since the experimental nature of the testing was not revealed to the applicants, these findings indicate that vocational interest tests may be taken at home as part of an operational selection battery. Such tests, mailed to the applicant and returned by mail prior to the applicants reporting date, could be scored and interpreted for use at the time of the applicants initial processing and interviewing. Author