Transferability of Skills: Convergent, Postdictive, Criterion-Related, and Construct Validation of Cross-Job Retraining Time Estimates.
Final rept. Feb 93-Feb 96,
GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS
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The purpose of this project was to validate estimates of cross-job transferability of skills among enlisted speciality in the US Air Force USAF. A sample of retrainees, their supervisors and peers, and a sample of nonretrainees were surveyed on a Transferability of Skills Questionnaire TSQ, which included that a cross-job retraining time estimates XJRTEs exhibited significant convergent validity with other AFS-level predictors of retraining ease job learning difficulty and cross-AFS differences in aptitude requirements, b XJRThs exhibited some postdictive validity when evaluated against Airman Retraining Program Survey retraining ease criteria, c XJRThs exhibited significant criterion-related validity against time-to-proficiency but not job performance criteria, and d although retraining climate predicted some aspects of retraining success, it did not consistently moderate the XJRTE-training success relationship as was predicted. Results are discussed in terms of implications for USAF restructuring and retraining policy.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations