Accession Number:

ADA137190

Title:

Adaptability Screening. Development and Initial Validation of the Recruiting Background Questionnaire (RBQ)

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 1 Dec 1979-30 Sep 1982

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this effort was to develop and validate a background questionnaire that would differentiate applicants for enlistment on the basis of their propensity to complete their obligated service. Two forms of the Recruiting Background Questionnaire RBQ were developed and administered to applicants. Those who joined the Navy N 15,434 have been followed through 6 months of service. RBQ scores and the attrition measures correlated most highly in the male high school graduate sample, and at lower, though still significant levels, for the male non-high-school graduates and for females. A composite of RBQ scores and SCREEN table scores correlated at higher levels than did scores for either instrument when used alone.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE