Accession Number:

ADA200237

Title:

Revision of the United States Naval Academy Selection Composite

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-May 86

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This research investigated alternative methods of weighting predictors in the Candidate Multiple, the U.S. Naval Academys selection composite, to determine whether validities could be improved against criteria of academic and military performance and attrition at the Academy. Using student and applicant data for the classes of 1983, 1984, and 1987, adjustments were made to correct for the effects of selection on predictor-criterion correlations. Corrected validities were then used to construct alternative composites that differed from each other in terms of which predictor weights were predetermined by the Academy and which were free to be empirically optimized. Composites were cross-validated on the class of 1988 and compared with earlier operational versions of the Candidate Multiple. Results indicated that all four experimental composites improve the prediction of Academy criteria as compared to previous operational composites. Keywords Naval training Performance Human.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE