A Comparison of the Job Performance and Attitudes of Category 4s and 1- 3s in 16 Navy Ratings
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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As an aid to the appropriate assignment of Category IV personnel to Navy ratings, this study was intended to provide objective data on the performance abilities of IVs in a representative sample of ratings. Supervisory evaluations, biographical information, and attitude data were collected on samples of IV and non-IV personnel in 16 Navy enlisted ratings. Comparisons of IVs and non-IVs in each rating were made in terms of job performance, personal characteristics, and attitudes. T tests were used to identify the distinguishing characteristics of high performing IVs in five ratings. Multiple-regression analyses were used to investigate the predictability of performance of Category IVs in three ratings. In the ratings covered, IVs exhibited generally widespread but small deficits in on-job performance when compared with non-IVs. Deficits in the global performance of IVs were generally statistically significant for the Boiler Technician, Machinery Repairman, and Quartermaster-Signalman ratings rating groups. Test scores and educational attainment were associated with high on-job performance of IVs. There were few consistent differences in motivation and outlook between IVs and non-IVs.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations