Expanded Enlistment Eligibility Metrics (EEEM): Recommendations on a Non-Cognitive Screen for New Soldier Selection
Final rept. Jul 2008-Mar 2009
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Army needs the best personnel available to meet the emerging demands of the 21st century. Accordingly, the Army is seeking recommendations on experimental non-cognitive predictor measures e.g., interests, values, temperament that could enhance entry-level Soldier selection and classification decisions. The U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI is conducting a longitudinal criterion-related validation research effort to collect data to inform these recommendations. Experimental predictor measures of individual differences in temperament and job interests were administered at Army Reception Battalions to 8,103 new Soldiers. At the end of training, archival criterion data were collected for 7,599 Soldiers and supplemented with for-research-only criteria for 1,194 Soldiers. The results support the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment TAPAS and Work Preferences Assessment WPA as candidates for a new Soldier screen. Based on these results, the Army has implemented the TAPAS as an operational test for applicants and is pursing further research on the WPA. An operational test and evaluation IOTE has been initiated to evaluate the new screen.
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