FACTORIALLY DERIVED INFORMATION MEASURES FOR DIFFERENTIAL PREDICTION OF OFFICER PERFORMANCE
ARMY BEHAVIOR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA
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The report describes research completed in the initial phase of a comprehensive longitudinal program to predict officer performance in combat, technical, and administrative duties by psychological measures obtained at entry on active duty. Analysis being completed is concerned chiefly with means of scoring the predictor instruments. The present publication details the analysis of officer responses and formulation of scoring scales for the information tests of the Differential Officer Battery DOB. For the information content of the test battery, a double analysis was performed and the results synthesized. Basing scores on the double analysis should reduce the effect of chance in evaluating the predictive effectiveness of the scores.