Assessing the Utility of Noncognitive Aptitudes as Additional Predictors of Graduation from U.S. Air Force Pararescue Training
Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,01 Apr 2017
USAFSAM/FHOH Wright-Patterson AFB United States
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The present study investigated the utility and incremental validity of noncognitive testing Bar-Ons Emotional Quotient Inventory, as well as cognitive aptitude testing Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery prior to training for evaluating the suitability of training candidates for the U.S. Air Force pararescuemen career field. A total of 1233 Air Force pararescue training candidates participated in the study. Results of Cox regression survival analyses reveal noncognitive aptitude areas of functioning prior to training as key to performance and that significantly increase the capability to assess the suitability of training candidates for this highrisk, high-demand career field, as well as predict pass versus fail training outcomes beyond measures of cognitive aptitude.
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