Accession Number:

AD0787062

Title:

Identification of Naval Academy Applicants with Engineering and Science Interests

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Due to the Navys increasing manpower needs for high quality officers with engineering and science training, it has become necessary for the Naval Academy to increase the numbers of midshipmen electing engineering and science majors. To obtain the necessary increased numbers of midshipmen electing engineering and science majors and avoid the mandatory placement of midshipmen in these programs, an interest inventory was constructed to aid in selecting Naval Academy applicants with a high likelihood of choosing an engineering or science major. The Strong Vocational Interest Blank was selected for obtaining an empirical scale. A dichotomous criterion based on midshipmen major selections was used to construct the scale from the SVIB responses of half the 1973 graduating class. This scale was cross-validated on the remaining 1973 graduates, as well as the 1976 and 1977 classes. Some findings are discussed. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE