Accession Number:

ADA242921

Title:

Improving the Selection, Classification, and Utilization of Army Enlisted Personnel: Final Report on Project A

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1982-Mar 1990

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

282.0

Abstract:

This report describes the research conducted during Project A, a research project that represented the first phase of the Armys long-term program to develop a complete personnel system for selecting and classifying entry-level enlisted personnel. The goal of Project A was to increase effectiveness in matching first-tour enlisted manpower requirements with available personnel resources through validation of existing selection and classification tests and development of new and improved tests that will predict measures of job performance, including aspects of second-tour performance. The research included three main phases a evaluation of FY8182 accessions scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB and subsequent Army performance b selection of 19 Military Occupational Specialties MOS as a representative sample of the Armys 250 entry-level MOS, development and field test of a preliminary battery of predictor-type tests and of a comprehensive set of job performance measures, and administration and evaluation of these instruments with FY8384 Army accessions in the Concurrent Validation stage and c administration of the revised predictor battery to 49,000 accessions from 21 MOS during FY86-87 and subsequent administration to 11,000 soldiers from this group during their first tour, in the Longitudinal Validation stage. Development and administration of second-tour measures was also begun under this project.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE