TRAINEE SOURCE AS A PREDICTOR OF UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAM SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CA
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To determine if differences in graduation rate exist among Underwater Demolition Team UDT school trainees categorized 1 as to source of UDT school input and 2 on the basis of other variables, information was collected on all students in UDT Classes no. 28 through no. 38. For the enlisted sample, two variables were found to be related to UDT school success to a statistically significant degree 1 source, and 2 age. Enlisted men from Shore or Air billets or directly from Boot Camp have a higher graduation rate than those from Fleet or Overseas Shore billets. Enlisted men between the age of 19 and 24 or who are 29 or older have a higher graduation rate than other age groups. The following variables were either of uncertain relevance or unrelated to UDT school graduation rate 1 input source of officers, 2 age of officers, 3 percentage of officers in the starting class, 4 class size, and 5 time trend of convening classes. Analysis showed that for enlisted men, combining age and source results in prediction better than that possible with either used alone.
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