Comparisons Between Abbreviated and Controlled Officer Effectiveness Reports.
Final rept. 15 Dec 75-31 Mar 76,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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The ten performance factor ratings and the average rating in Section III of the new officer effectiveness report Form 707 were compared between controlled abbreviated reports for 907 colonels rated during the first cycle of the system. Mean differences on ratings for all cases, by command, by two-digit duty Air Force specialty code DAFSC, by aeronautical rating, and by component were analyzed. The objective of the analysis was to identify significantly higher levels of ratings on performance factors in abbreviated reports than for corresponding ratings in controlled reports, taking into account variance which might be introduced by changes in job or rater. Results indicate there is no significant inflationary trend in the ratings of colonels on abbreviated reports for the total population, the no-job-change subset, or the no-rater-change subset. Other results indicate that, while significant inflationary trends do emerge for specific commands, they are offset by trends in other commands to provide controlled report ratings that are significantly higher than abbreviated report ratings. Data are presented which suggest interactive effects between rater stability, job stability, and command and between rater stability and DAFSC. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations