Accession Number:

AD0725860

Title:

Predicting the Effectiveness of New Mental Standards Enlistees in the U. S. Marine Corps,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The study compares the performance and adjustment of new mental standards Marines with enlistees of higher mental ability. About four out of ten new standards Marines fail to complete a two-year tour successfully, while only one out of four high ability Marines fail to do so. Thirteen of 34 pre-enlistment characteristics, 4 of 12 early training variables, and 5 of 17 later training variables have significant validities for predicting effectiveness during a first tour of duty for low ability Marines. The best of these predictors were combined into tables of odds for ready estimation of the chances that a recruit will successfully complete a two-year tour. Use of these tables of odds at recruiting stations could help in the selection for enlistment of Marine applicants most likely to serve effectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE