Accession Number:

AD0642111

Title:

VALIDATION OF SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR THE NAVY ENLISTED SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM: I. PRELIMINARY REPORT,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Using freshman grade-point average as the criterion, validation of the current Selection Composite and its nine Academic and four Leadership and Performance components was performed in an unrestricted sample of NESEP applicants N860. In these analyses, validity coefficients in a restricted sample comprised of selectees N195 were corrected for direct or incidental restriction in range as appropriate resulting from explicit selection on the Selection Composite. Because the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT will be substituted for the NESEP Screening Examination in the composite for future selection, additional correlational and regression analyses were performed to estimate the effects of this change. Major findings indicate that 1 The validity of the current Selection Composite is fairly satisfactory r.45, but needs some improvement 2 a potentially-more-useful composite of four optimally-weighted Academic predictors shows promise--R.55, subject to shrinkage when cross-validated--of providing an administratively simpler and more valid selector and 3 the substitution of SAT for the NESEP Screening Examination will probably have little or no effect on the efficiency of NESEP selection procedures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE