Mathematics Requirements of Electronics Ratings in the Job Environment
Technical rept. Feb-Nov 1980
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Fleet personnel in 10 electronics ratings were asked to indicate 1 how often they used skills in 20 mathematics topic areas in performing their jobs, 2 the type of work engaged in when employing mathematics skills, 3 whether mathematics skills ability was helpful to job performance, and 4 whether they required mathematics skills not taught in school in doing their job. Results showed that, except for skills related to basic arithmetic, units, and conversions, the majority of respondents in all ratings surveyed did not use the skills listed during job performance. Across all ratings, 27 percent indicated a need for additional mathematics skills and 67 percent, that mathematical knowledge was helpful during job performance.
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