ERIC Number: ED076859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Suitability of Using Common Selection Test Standards for Negro and White Airmen.
Shore, C. Wayne; Marion, Rodger
The effectiveness and equity of applying uniform selection standards to both black and white Air Force enlistees was investigated by regression analyses. For both racial groups, the relationship between the Air Force selection test (Airman Qualifying Examination) as the predictor and a measure of job knowledge (Specialty Knowledge Test as the criterion was compared for airmen belonging to one of 16 promotion groups. Results are reported where criterion scores were underpredicted by the selection test, where there were racial differences in the regression lines, and in instances of differences where criterion scores were overpredicted by the common regression lines. (Author)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Aptitude Tests, Enlisted Personnel, Job Skills, Military Personnel, Personnel Selection, Predictor Variables, Race, Research Reports
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-754 846, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.