Accession Number:

ADA037321

Title:

Non-Cognitive Characteristics as a Basis for Guidance into the Navy Para-Medical Specialties,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Background history and Personality questionnaries were adminstred to 93 effective Hospital Corpsmen and 52 personnel serving effectively in Navy deck and Mechanical specialties. Sixty-two items discriminated significantly between the personnel in these two occupational groups. These items were combined into a single non-cognitive measure which was keyed to identify the hospital corpsmen. By using regression analysis, it was found that this non-cognitive measure nearly doubled the accuracy of predicting group membership over what could be achieved with cognitive aptitude measures alone. As a methodological matter, these results provided support for the hypothesis that using objective, non-cognitive measures as a supplement to current classification procedures will bring about a significant reduction in the high rates of poor performance and psychiatric illness among Navy para-medical personnel. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE