Accession Number:

ADA043953

Title:

Life Path as a Predictor of Performance in the Navy: Phase II Research

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Aug 1976-31 Jul 1977

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

A Life Path Questionnaire LPQ was administered to 1555 male Navy recruits during their first week of active duty. The LPQ consisted of six scales designed to assess the quality of interaction which an individual has had with the various socializing institutions prior to his entry into the Navy. The LPQ scales were 1 Adaptability, 2 Authority Figures, 3 Early Maturity, 4 Family Relationships, 5 Personal Competence, and 6 Vocational Maturity. Three criterion measures were developed, two of which were derived from a checklist completed on each recruit by the company commander. The third criterion measure resulted from categorizing each surveyed recruit into the following classes 1 graduated with original training group, 2 set back in training but eventually graduated, and 3 discharged early. The data were analyzed for relationships between the LPQ scores and the criterion measures. The Authority scale showed the highest degree of relationship followed by the Vocational Maturity scale. The LPQ scale distributions were partitioned into high and low scores and significant tests were conducted. An interesting pattern of differences was found. The data were also analyzed to determine the effect of demographic variables such as age, educational level, and race. Of these demographic variables, race showed the strongest differences.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE