ERIC Number: ED049412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Improvement of Selection to Personnelman "A" School.
Thomas, Patricia J.
Since personnelmen (PNs) represent a major point of contact between the Navy and its enlisted men, the attitude a PN projects while performing his duties is believed to have an effect on his servicemen clients' satisfaction with the Navy and subsequent re-enlistment decisions. Because all rated servicemen must attend "A" school, upgrading the performance of PNs can begin at the school selection point. Experimental administration of several tests of intermediate memory ability, the Navy Vocational Interest Inventory (NVII), a peer rating, and an instructor's rating, was carried out at three PN "A" schools. The final school grade (FSG) of each student was used as a criterion. In addition, the efficacy of the NVII for ppredicting the performance of rated PNs in the fleet was investigated. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Attitudes, Enlisted Personnel, Evaluation, Memory, Military Training, Performance, Personality, Personnel Directors, Prediction, Rating Scales, Selection, Specialists, Tests, Vocational Interests
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia, 22151 (AD-713-481, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.