ERIC Number: ED033291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Prediction of OCS Grades and Fitness Report Marks.
Lau, Alan W.; And Others
The report describes research designed to improve personnel decisions which the Navy must make relative to the input and output of Officer Candidate School (OCS). Officers making the first decision consider all relevant applications data in deciding on men to be accepted and rejected for entry into OCS; those making the second determine the best assignment for each graduate of OCS. Previously gathered research data are reanalyzed to permit evaluation of the validity of various combinations of OCS selection information, and multiple regression statistical procedures are used for analysis aimed at improvement of prediction of performance. Upon OCS graduation, final grade is found to be the best predictor of Shore Fitness Report marks (r=.37) and Total Fitness marks (r=.31). Final grade correlated .16 with Fleet Fitness Report marks. Included tables have information which, at the time of selection, enables prediction of OCS grades and fitness reports, and at the time of graduation, leads to better prediction of fitness on shore and at sea. The problem of determining the importance of various criteria such as OCS performance, on-the-job performance, and career retention is discussed. (Author/nl)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Decision Making, Grade Prediction, Military Personnel, Officer Personnel, Personnel Selection, Research, Retention (Psychology), Statistical Data, Task Performance
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-689-352, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA.