Identifying and Validating Selection Tools for Predicting Officer Performance and Retention
Technical Report,01 Dec 2011,31 Dec 2014
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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The U.S. Army must commission officers who are likely to perform well as junior officers, fit into the Armys culture, demonstrate leadership potential for higher ranks, and be motivated to stay beyond their initial Active Duty Service Obligation ADSO. To address this requirement, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI has undertaken a program of research to enhance officer selection, assignment, and retention. The primary purpose of this effort was to evaluate a number of predictor measures against officer performance and career intentions. The core activity was a concurrent, criterion-related validation project in which several predictor and criterion measures were administered to over 800 early- and mid-career officers. Results showed that a number of measures were useful predictors of officer performance and retention. The Rational Biodata Inventory RBI, the Leader Knowledge Test LKT, the Objective-Format Consequences Test, and College GPA were good predictors of technical, managerial, leadership, and effortdiscipline performance dimensions.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations