Accession Number:

ADA083446

Title:

Quality of Marines: Pre-Enlistment Screening Based on Predicted Performance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This analysis examines the mathematical relations between the performance of first-term Marines and their test scores and selected personal characteristics. The objective is to predict performance when only certain test scores and personal characteristics are known i.e., at time of application for enlistment. A step-wise linear multiple regression process is used to identify the variables which best predict performance. Measure of performance include early attrition, desertion, early promotion, and rank achieved. A procedure for expressing the results in terms of the new ASVAB preenlistment test is provided, and a method for application of these results to Marine Corps enlistment screening is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE