Validating Future Force Performance Measures (Army Class): Concluding Analyses
Technical Report,01 Aug 2011,28 Feb 2013
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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The Army needs the best personnel to meet challenging and constantly changing demands. Accordingly, it is seeking recommendations on new predictor measures, in particular, measures of non-cognitive attributes e.g., interests, values, temperament that could enhance entry-level Soldier selection and classification decisions. The U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI conducted concurrent and longitudinal criterion-related validity examinations of new measures to inform these recommendations. Data on experimental predictors were collected from over 600 Soldiers in the concurrent effort and about 11,000 Soldiers in the longitudinal effort. In the longitudinal examination, criterion data were collected from Solders at three career points-end of training, after about 12-24 months in-service, and again about a year later. In the present report, we expanded on previous analyses conducted in this Army Class program of research by a modeling the latent structure of the predictor and criterion space b examining Soldier performance, attitudes, and continuance over time c examining the individual differences that best predict Soldier outcomes and d examining mediators and moderators of this predictive evidence, with particular emphasis on the role of Military Occupational Specialty. Results represent a significant extension of previous Army enlisted Soldier performance and continuance research.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations