ERIC Number: ED056273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Army 'New Standards' Personnel: Relationships between Literacy Level and Indices of Military Performance.
Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; Brown, George H.
In 1966, the Department of Defense lowered entrance standards for military service. Men who enter the service as a result of this action are called 'New Standards' men. In this research, the relationship between literacy status of a sample of New Standards men after 23 months of Army service and various indices of military performance was determined. A second objective was to develop an equation for predicting 23-month literacy status. Analysis was carried out for 3,009 men on data extracted from the computerized Project 100,000 Data File. Literacy status at 23 months was found to be only slightly, although positively, related to most of the performance and status indices. A regression equation was developed for predicting 23-month literacy status on the basis of entry characteristics using half the sample and produced a multiple correlation of +.62; a cross-validation test on the other half of the sample showed a correlation of +.60. (Author)
Descriptors: Enlisted Personnel, Literacy, Low Ability Students, Military Training, Multiple Regression Analysis, Performance Factors, Research, Task Performance
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-727 764, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Project 100000