Identification of Criterion Constructs and Measures for Joint-Service Enlisted Jobs
Technical Report,10 Jan 2018,03 Feb 2020
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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The Department of Defense DoD uses the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB to select over 100,000 new military recruits and place them in military occupations. Other predictors such as the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System TAPAS, interest inventories, and specialized tests to supplement the ASVAB are used to make personnel selection and assignment decisions. To ensure predictor measures are valid, the DoD and individual Services conduct rigorous, large-scale research projects to evaluate predictor measures against criterion metrics such as trainingjob performance or retention. However, criterion metrics are mostly Service-specific and sometimes occupation-specific, making it difficult to examine outcomes DoDwide. This report describes recommendations for standardizing criterion measurement across the Services in order to a facilitate robust comparisons of results within and across the Services and b strengthen DoDs conclusions about the validity and utility of the ASVAB and other predictors. The Human Resources Research Organization HumRRO developed taxonomies of job performance, attitudes, and organizational outcomes for first term enlisted Service personnel constructed a database of criterion measures used by the Services linked criterion measures to the performance domain constructs and made recommendations to develop a unified set of test evaluation criteria that can be used by all Services.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations