Modeling Individual Performance Criteria in the Air Force
Final rept. Oct 2006-Nov 2007
OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP SAN ANTONIO TX
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The purpose of the research report was to document the development of an alternate measure of individual job performance that reflects an airmens total productivity during the first term. The sample was 25,000 airmen in 24 specialty groups across four years of service. The study was three phased. The first phase consisted of a definition of conceptual models and candidate measures reflecting airmen productivity in the first term. The second phase looked at the predictability of the criterion measures by scores on the ASVAB and other recruit quality measures. The final phase was a demonstration of the utility of the measures for addressing alternate selection and classification policies. The findings were that there were significant effects for aptitude age at entry educational attainment gender and ethnic group term and type of enlistment waiver category and occupational specialty assigned. Moderate to strong individual differences in length of service and attainment of journeymen status due to various enlistment factors were found to exist.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations