Accession Number:

ADA364247

Title:

Validation of the British Army Recruit Battery (BARB) Against Phase 2 Military Training.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The British Army Recruit Battery BARB is one of the main selection tools for entry into the British Army. BARB is an item-generated, general-ability test which is delivered and scored by computer. The composite score derived from the scores on the BARB sub-tests is called the General Trainability Index GTI. BARB has been in use since July 1992. In 1995, DERA Centre for Human Sciences was tasked by the Directorate of Army Recruiting DAR to validate BARB against Phase 1 military training. For most soldiers, British Army training is broken down into two stages. The first stage, Phase 1 training, is common to all recruits and lasts for ten weeks. There is an emphasis on physical fitness and learning basic soldiering skills. It is during Phase I training that recruits begin the transition from civilian to soldier.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE