Accession Number:

ADA297580

Title:

Potential Utility Increases From Adding New Tests to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 88-Aug 89,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Report Date:

1995-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This research examined whether the validity and classification utility of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASYAB could be increased by adding additional predictors. The relevant literature indicated that ASYAB validity could be augmented by adding measures of 1 perceptual ability to increase the validity of the ASVAB measurement of general mental ability and 2 psychomotor ability. Adding perceptual ability increased the classification utility of the ASVAB by about 3 the dollar value of this percentage increase increases over years of use of the augmented ASYAB, eventually building up to approximately 83 million per year. Adding both perceptual and psychomotor ability to ASYAB increased classification utility by approximately 5. The eventual asymptotic value of this increase is 138 million per year. Augmenting the ASVAB produced unequal performance increases for more versus less complex jobs this fact may be of importance to Navy policy formulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE