Future-Oriented Experimental Army Enlisted Personnel Selection and Classification Project (Select21) Summary Report
Final rept. Dec 2003-Mar 2007
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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New Predictors for Selecting and Assigning Future Force Soldiers Select21 is concerned with Soldier accession and personnel classification. The Select21 goal was to ensure the Army acquires Soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and attributes KSAs needed for performing well and fitting well in a transformed Army. The objectives of the project were to 1 identify future job demands and the pre-enlistment KSAs required to meet them, 2 develop measures of job performance and critical KSAs, and 3 validate the experimental predictor measures using a concurrent criterion-related paradigm. The predictor set included measures of cognitive ability, temperament, psychomotor skills, values, expectations, and experience. Performance criteria included rating scales completed by supervisors and peers, technical knowledge tests, a situational judgment test, and indicators of person-environment fit e.g., job satisfaction. Analyses indicated that scores from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB predicted both current and future performance as assessed by future-oriented rating scales and that the experimental predictors provided incremental validity, particularly in regard to attitudinal criteria. The present report summarizes the Select21 research at a high, relatively non-technical, level and discusses issues associated with further study and implementation of new measures.
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