ERIC Number: ED102345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Women in the Air Force 1970 Through 1973.
Vitola, Bart M.; And Others
Data were collected from the Air Training Command personnel processing files on non-prior-service accessions for male and female basic trainees entering the Air Force during the years 1970 through 1973. Data included age, Airman Qualifying Examination (AQE) aptitude indexes, years of education, race, and geographic area of enlistment. Tables show AQE aptitude index means and standard deviations by sex and year of enlistment; percentage by sex in score range on AQE composites and at each index; number and percentage by sex for educational level and for racial subgroup; and racial composition by geographic area of enlistment. Conclusions, based on the data, were that: (1) using 1970 as a comparative base the 1973 aptitude indexes declined less sharply for females than males and two indexes (Mechanical and Electronics) were higher for females in 1973 than in 1970; (2) the educational level of females has risen, that for males has declined; (3) racial mix is the same for males and females but recruitment of black females varies considerably among recruiting areas; and (4) younger females tend to have relatively lower aptitude scores. (SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.