ERIC Number: ED040327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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Biographical Differences between Navy Recruits Grouped by Mental Level, Racial Identification and Career Intention.
Cory, Charles H.
The study is part of a research effort to provide instruments for identifying the aptitudes and abilities most useful to the Navy in Mental Level 4 personnel, and to identify duties most likely to be successfully performed by such personnel. The report describes an interim analysis of a biographical information form developed for predicting effectiveness of Mental Level 4 men. Correlations between mental level and biographical question responses were significant for 163 questions, but were generally low. Intelligence was most associated with academic experiences, attitudes, and aptitudes; and least associated with areas involving job tasks or social activities. Negro respondents and respondents wishing to re-enlist differed significantly from the total group on the characteristics studies. Use of these data for improved prediction of Category 4 performance will be covered in later reports. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Aptitude, Attitudes, Blacks, Career Choice, Educational Background, Enlisted Personnel, Intelligence, Interests, Investigations, Low Ability Students, Performance, Prediction, Race, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Background, Task Performance, Work Experience
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-701-697, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA.