Validity of Peer Ratings Obtained During Ranger Training
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this research was to evaluate the validity of peer ratings obtained during the Ranger course in predicting subsequent performance in actual duty assignments. A criterion instrument was used to obtain ratings of overall duty performance and of potential performance in combat leadership, technical-mangerial leadership, tactical knowledge, defining personal roles, decisionmaking, defining functional roles, motivating troops, and tactical knowledge. The relationships among the peer ratings, measures of Ranger course performance and the criterion measures of performance and potential performance were assessed by correlation techniques. Results indicate that the relationship between peer ratings and ratings of performance and potential performance was higher than for other measures of student performance in the Ranger course.
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