FACTORS RELATED TO THE FAILURE OF ENLISTED SUBMARINE SCHOOL GRADUATES TO QUALIFY
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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Enlisted submarine school graduates who failed to qualify were compared to graduates who had qualified with respect to basic test battery scores, grades in submarine school, scores on two paper-and-pencil tests of motivation and emotionality, and selected items of background information. Enlisted submarine school graduates who fail to qualify as compared to those who qualify are characterized as follows 1 earn lower scores in an arithmetical aptitude test 2 achieve lower grades in submarine school 3 have higher probability not to have finished high school 4 are slightly older at the time of entering submarine school 5 are more likely to have been married and 6 if an A school graduate, the odds are in favor of his having one or more duty assignments intervening A school and the onset of submarine school. Considering the population sample as a whole, neither the PIB Personal Inventory Barometer nor the SMQ Self-reported Motivation Questionnaire was related to disqualification. However, with education as a moderator variable, the PIB scores were significantly related to disqualification thus attesting to the complexity of the etiology of enlisted submarine disqualification.
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