Accession Number:

ADA238354

Title:

A Study of Variables to Help Predict Navigator Training Success and Classification

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This study attempted to build statistical models which could possibly be used to help predict an individuals final outcome of pass or fail from Undergraduate Navigator Training UNT. Also, the research tried to develop models to help place a potential trainee into one of the three training tracks at UNT. The variables studied were test scores from a computerized testing device which measured psychomotor and cognitive skills of individuals entering training. The Air Force Officers Qualifying Test AFOQT scores were also variables considered. Data was from 317 trainees from the years 1988 to 1990. Discriminant analysis was applied in an effort to place an individual accurately into one of the groups of pass or fail and into one of the three tracks based on hisher scores. Logistic regression was performed on the binary response of passfail to give models which would predict probability of passing using the test scores. Factor analysis was used to explore the underlying dimensions of all the variables. Some variables were found to be important predictors. Although models were built from the analyses, the study could use more data on individuals who failed from training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE