Evaluation of Predictors and Criteria for Job Performance of General Detail (GENDET) Personnel.
Technical rept. FY79-81,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This research evaluated written aptitude tests and biographical questionnaires for selecting and assigning personnel to general detail GENDET billets in the Navy. Records of 46,231 GENDETs were extracted from 10 data bases used for previous research. Personnel were classified into six mental ability levels, and statistics describing the job outcome characteristics of the groups were computed. Predictive validity analyses were conducted. Results showed that mental ability had a moderately high relationship with achievement of rated E-4 and above status, highest pay grade achieved, and days required to achieve rated status and a low relationship to attrition and overall behavior, as measured by disciplinary infractions. The predictability of job outcome variables was generally much higher and somewhat more stable than was the predictability of supervisors ratings of job performance. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations