Accession Number:

ADP003278

Title:

Current Research in Royal Navy Officer Selection

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL NAVAL PHYSIOLOGICAL LAB ALVERSTOKE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The present Royal Navy Officer selection system derives from the World War 2 developments in the British Armed Forces. At that time serious manpower problems, particularly in the Army, led to the experimental and then executive use of extended assessment systems, which embodied many of the elements of the present day assessment centre AC approach. Although the most dramatic innovation was the introduction of group exercises and simulations, it should be emphasized that other applied psychological procedures were adopted, such as psychometric tests and more structured interviews.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE