Accession Number:

ADA361467

Title:

Transferability of Skills: Convergent, Postdictive, Criterion-Related, and Construct Validation of Cross-Job Retraining Time Estimates.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 93-Feb 96,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE