Accession Number:

AD0632358

Title:

VALIDATION OF THE RECRUITER-SALESMAN SELECTION TEST,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB (6570TH) AEROSPACE MEDICAL DIV LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

An eight-test experimental battery for selection of recruiter-salesmen was administered to 210 students taking the Recruiter Course at Lackland AFB. An interim operational battery the Recruiter-Salesman Selection Test-63 was constructed, using the results of the preliminary testing of this small sample. Administration of the eight-test experimental battery was continued, however, until approximately 1000 recruiter -salesman course students had been tested. Background variables of age, education, marital status, number of dependents, length of military service, and AQE scores were combined with the test variables and analyzed to determine possibility of greater predictive power of other combinations of variables or of different weights for variables already included in the RSST-63. The predictor variables were correlated against school success and against a field rating criterion. Approximately half the group was used as a computing sample and the remainder as a cross-validation sample. Results indicated that the tests of the RSST-63, weighted as originally described, predict passfail in Recruiter School as well as it can be predicted r .21 by any combination of the variables used in the study. No combination of these variables predicts field ratings. It is doubtful that any predictor will be found to be valid against available field criteria. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE