NAVAL KNOWLEDGE AS A PREDICTOR OF SERVICE TENURE AMONG NROTC OFFICERS.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The scores on a 30-item Naval Knowledge Test NKT administered to NROTC applicants in 1956 were validated in 1966 against the service tenure of 765 officers who had been accepted into the NROTC program and commissioned. In addition to being evaluated as a single predictor, the NKT was examined for useful interrelationships with two other predictors 1 the Naval College Aptitude Test NCAT, and, 2 the applicants response to a question regarding career intention CQ. The validity of the NKT reached a useful level, but fell short of statistical significance. In view of its lack of statistical significance, and since other significantly valid predictors are now available, use of the NKT in NROTC selection is not recommended. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations