FIELD TEST OF THE WEIGHTED AIRMAN PROMOTION SYSTEM: PHASE I. ANALYSIS OF THE PROMOTION BOARD COMPONENT IN THE WEIGHTED FACTORS SYSTEM
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB LACKLAND AFB TX
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Average promotion board scores were computed by dividing each airmans raw board score by the number of members on the promotion board and multiplying the quotient by 10. Weighted factors scores were computed by adding the factor scores. Two such total composite scores were obtained a weighted factors score excluding the average board score and a weighted factors score including the average board score. The analyses concentrated on the comparisons of these two total composite scores. The hypothesis tested was that inclusion of the board score component in the weighted factors composite score does not have an effect on the ranking of the airmen. Ranks on the composite total scores with and without the board score were analyzed for strength of relationship. Average board scores were analyzed for differences in scoring across Air Force Bases and by different size board panels. The following results were obtained a There were significant differences in average board score means between Elmendorf and Eielson AFBs for grade E-3 personnel. b there were significant differences in average board score means between 3-member and 5-member board panels. c There was a very high, near perfect relationship between weighted factors composites excluding and including the board score component. d Rankings of individuals on the weighted factors composite were essentially unaffected by inclusion of the promotion board score.
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