ERIC Number: ED044580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
A Comparative Evaluation of Group IV Personnel Assigned to the U.S.S. Catskill; Followup Performance Evaluation.
Van Matre, Nicholas H.; Harrigan, Robert J.
A followup performance evaluation was conducted on a sample of Group 4 (low ability) personnel who had served 14 months aboard the mine contermeasures support ship U.S.S. Catskill (MCS-1). Shipboard assessments were made of the Group 4 sample and the non-Group 4 comparison sample in terms of performance test proficiency, supervisors' ratings, and other variables including rate of advancement and disciplinary records. Results from the actual performance tests indicated no significant differences between samples in test task proficiency. The Group 4 men did score lower on a written general Navy knowledge test and were rated lower than the other personnel on two different rating scales. The Group 4 men experienced more disciplinary actions, completed fewer training courses, and advanced in pay grade at a slower rate than the other group. (Included are six tables and figures, one reference, the test scoring form, and the questionnaire. See also AC 008 697.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Comparative Analysis, Discipline Problems, Enlisted Personnel, Evaluation, Followup Studies, Knowledge Level, Low Ability Students, Military Training, Participation, Questionnaires, Research, Salaries, Task Performance, Test Results
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-711-298, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.