ERIC Number: ED038614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
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The Adaptation of Naval Enlistees Scoring in Mental Group 4 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.
Plag, John A.; And Others
This report presents findings from a study evaluating differences in the adaptation of "average" and mentally marginal sailors during four years of military service. Sailors with Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores of 50 are significantly superior to Category 4 enlistees on military performance measures which stress cognitive abilities. While Group 4 sailors have much lower rates of overall effectiveness, they do not differ significantly from average enlistees on illness or disciplinary rates. Years of school completed, number of school expulsions, number of arrests, and AFQT score proved valid for predicting four year effectiveness for Category 4 personnel. An actuarial table was constructed as a guide to recruiting officers in making decisions on the enlistment of mentally marginal personnel. (Five references are included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Analysis of Variance, Bibliographies, Enlisted Personnel, Expectancy Tables, Low Ability Students, Military Training, Performance, Prediction, Selection, Standards, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Armed Forces Qualification Test; Navy; Project 100000