Accession Number:

ADA149695

Title:

Predictive Validation of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Forms 8, 9, and 10 against Performance in 100 Navy Schools

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1980-Oct 1982

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This predictive validation study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB Forms 8, 9, and 10, used since October 1980 for selection and classification of enlisted personnel. Bivariate and multiple correlation coefficients between the ASVAB predictors--individual tests, the Armed Forces Qualification Test AFQT, and the Navy school selector composites--were computed for 47 A and 53 Basic Electricity and Electronics BEE school samples. Expectancy tables were constructed for the 54 schools with sufficient data. In general, the operational Navy composites predicted technical school performance reasonably well. However, the analyses identified two schools for which a change in composite would substantially improve prediction of school performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE