Predicting Trainability of M1 Crewmen
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this research was to examine ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and non-ASVAB measures as potential predictors of M1 training performance. Ten subtests, the aptitude area scores CO Combat Operations and GT, and AFQT Air Force Qualification Test were taken from the ASVAB. Five variables tapped the soldiers backgrounds and personal characteristics. Five job sample tests were also used tracking, target acquisition, fire control computer, use of the TM, and round sensing. Criteria included OSUT GATE scores, time and accuracy hits on firing of Table VII and instructor ratings of trainees, as well as two composite criteria. Data collection was conducted among 146 soldiers in the first two M1 OSUT classes at Ft. Knox. The analyses involved a series of multiple regressions, first on the ASVAB subtests and then on the remaining measures. Regression equations that reliably predicted criterial were crossvalidated between OSUT using both regression weighted and unit weighted models.
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