Psychological and Physical Performance Factors Associated with Attrition in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training
Final rept. 11 Mar 1983-10 Mar 1984
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This report describes three studies designed to predict performance in Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD training. The general purpose of the research was to develop valid measures that could be used to identify qualified candidates and reduce attrition created by recruiting inappropriate personnel. The first study investigates psychological factors underlying successful completion of a 42 week training course. The second study identifies physical performance predictors of success in a preconditioning training program. The third study investigates both psychological and physical factors associated with completion of a 12 week Diver Second Class course. All studies used criterion- related validation strategies. Personnel selection test batteries were developed as a result of each study. Recommendations for test use by all services as well as specific measures for diver selection are discussed.
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