Accession Number:

ADA156807

Title:

Validation of Current and Alternative Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Area Composites, Based on Training and Skill Qualification Test (SQT) Information on Fiscal Year 1981 and 1982 Enlisted Accessions

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 1982-May 1984

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

This report describes a large scale research effort to validate and improve the ASVAB aptitude area AA composites now used by the Army to select and classify enlisted personnel. Data were collected from existing Army sources on over 60,000 soldiers and over 60 MOS. The research had three major components First, the composites now being used by the Army were validated. Second, a new set of composites were derived empirically and finally, both sets were compared on the basis of predictive validity, differential validity, and possible prediction bias. Both sets of composites were found to perform well, with the alternative set of four composites doing slightly better than the nine now in operational use.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE