Accession Number:

ADA539135

Title:

Practical Recommendations for Trait-Level Estimation in the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS)

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This report provides an analysis of Sailor Data obtained using the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales NCAPS, a tool intended to enhance selection and classification procedures by increasing commitment and performance, and reducing attrition. Analyses in the present report compared a existing complex item-scoring methods based on item response methods IRT to b two simpler scoring methods, one awarding points based on the expert rating of the endorsed item, the other giving one point for endorsing the item in the pair presented that reflects more of the given trait and zero points otherwise. Results indicated that simpler methods were relatively distinct from one another, and together, they predicted the vast majority of the variance in the more complex scoring method. Limitations and implications of these findings are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE