ERIC Number: ED333176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Scores and Aviation Electrician's Mate Class "A" School Attrition Rate.
Miller, Hershel M.
A study investigated the use of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) subtests and combinations of subtest composites as placement qualifiers for the Aviation Electrician's Mate AEA(A1) school. It examined the relationship of the independent variables Arithmetic Reasoning; Math Knowledge; General Science; and Composite ASVAB score to ascertain any probable effects on the final course grades of 247 students assigned to the school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tennessee, from October 1989 to February 1990. A review of the literature and available research on the use of the ASVAB test to help determine candidates' qualifications for technical training placement clearly revealed significant benefits of using a qualifying instrument of some type as a base for entry into employment, academic training, and technical training fields. The Pearson product-moment correlation test was used to ascertain any significant differences between the independent variables and the mean final course grades scores for both graduates and dropouts. Results of the Pearson product-moment correlation test indicated a significant correlation between the subtests and final course grades for course graduates but not for dropouts. (Appendixes include a 31-item bibliography, project subject data, and descriptive statistical data.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Aviation Education, Aviation Mechanics, Career Choice, Data Analysis, Electrical Occupations, Electricians, Grade Prediction, Military Personnel, Military Training, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Student Attrition, Student Placement, Technical Education, Test Validity, Vocational Aptitude
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Note: M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee.