Accession Number:

AD0649554

Title:

SKILL LOSS: AN ASSESSMENT OF EVALUATIVE TECHNIQUES USED BY OTHER SERVICES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO NAVY TECHNICAL RATINGS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The report represents the initial phase of research in the design and development of techniques to reduce loss of technical skills due to sustained non-practice of the skills. The greatest incidence of skill loss in the Navy is presently considered to occur when personnel are assigned to non-rating related billets ashore. This report is primarily a bibliographic survey of research previously or currently conducted by the Navy and other military services. Conclusions drawn from this survey are 1 Most of this research concerns operating rather than maintenance skills and has to do with perfecting initial training methods that will prolong job skill retention, 2 Specific research in progress is mainly oriented toward the long-term memory of motor skills or complex, interacting team skills on integrated systems, and 3 There is a conspicuous lack of research related to the loss of skills due to non-practice in those skills. The report recommends that subsequent research be directed toward 1 identifying ratings and skills levels of ratings in which loss presently occurs, 2 determining the extent of skill loss encountered, and 3 determining in each instance specific courses of action designed to enhance rating skill retention. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE