Accession Number:

ADA139625

Title:

Job Aptitude Requirement Waivers for Retrained Airmen

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Apr 1979-Apr 1983

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The viability of current Air Force policy to waive 10 points of the minimum job entry aptitude requirement for airmen retraining from one occupational specialty to another was evaluated. Optimum tradeoffs between aptitude discounts and performance achievements were examined for retrainees through performance comparisons with new recruits non-retrainees in entry- level technical training. Academic achievement and attrition rates were examined for 19,885 retrainees and 231,317 non-retrainees attending 272 technical schools. The specialties were categorized for analysis into 18 subgroups based on common mandatory aptitude prerequisites. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to explore the relationships among performance criteria, retraining status, and aptitude predictors in each subgroup. Performance differences for retrainees and non-retrainees at various aptitude levels were then evaluated. Overall, the results supported the 10-point waiver practice for retrainees. The implications for retrainee management of instituting a more liberal policy are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE