Accession Number:

ADA014790

Title:

Screening for Adaptability to Military Service

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1974-Apr 1975

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A sample of 15,252 basic airmen were administered the history opinion inventory HOI during basic military training. The service careers of these subjects were monitored for two years in order to assess the ability of the HOI to predict the criterion of inout of service. An a priori adaptation index developed from HOI items correctly identified as high risk 23 percent of those subjects discharged from service during the two year period, while incorrectly labeling as high risk only 6 percent of those subjects still in service after two years. The possibility of increasing the accuracy of prediction by utilizing biographicdemographic data and the operational usefulness of the HOI are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE