ERIC Number: ED029250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory as a Predictor of School Performance and Rating Assignment.
Abrahams, Norman M.; And Others
As part of a program to evaluate noncognitive tests for use in classifying recruits, the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory (NVII) was validated against "A" school achievement and analyzed for its ability to differentiate men in different ratings. The NVII was administered experimentally to incoming students at seven "A" schools varying widely in curriculum. In addition to the NVII, scores on Basic Test Battery (BTB) subtests were available for men each school. Multiple correlations were computed, thus allowing validity comparisons of the BTB in predicting "A" school achievement to be made with and without addition of the NVII scales. Average NVII scale profiles of the different occupational groups were compared. Analysis of the data indicated the NVII scales to be quite effective in differentiating men in various schools, thus indicating its potential usefulness as a classification instrument. The scales also contributed significantly to the predicition of "A" school achievement. Since the criteria were of an interim nature, results are being followed by an analysis against fleet performance and career motivation. (Seven tables and figures and eight references are included.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Enlisted Personnel, Interest Inventories, Military Personnel, Military Training, Personnel Selection, Predictive Validity, Research, Vocational Interests
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Navy; Navy Vocational Interest Inventory
Note: Final report