Screening for Service: Aptitude and Education Criteria for Military Entry. Revised
Final rept. 1 Jul 1982-1 Jul 1983
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The report is presented in four sections. Section 1 reviews briefly the history, purpose, and conceptual foundation of aptitude screening for enlistment. Section 2 traces military testing trends over the past several decades and describes the relationship between applicant behavior, selected recruiting market conditions, and the average aptitude level of new recruits. The main body of research details the eligibility and participation rates and enlistment experiences of American youth and appears in Section 3. In Section 4, the authors discuss the implications of eligibility and participation research for military testing and the establishment of appropriate entry criteria. An extensive reference list and appendices are included.
- Humanities and History