ERIC Number: ED114257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Naval Academy Applicants with Engineering and Science Interests. Final Report.
Neumann, Idell; Abrahams, Norman M.
This project was the result of the Navy's increasing manpower needs for high quality officers with engineering and science training and the desire to have larger numbers of midshipmen elect engineering and science majors at the Naval Academy. In order to accomplish this, a Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) was created to aid in selecting Naval Academy applicants with a high likelihood of choosing an engineering or science major. A dichotomous criterion based on midshipmen major selections was used to construct the scale from the SVIB responses of half the 1973 graduating class. Cross-validating with the remaining 1973 graduates, the 1976, and the 1977 classes revealed correlations of .57, .62 and .63, respectively. It was also found that the highest scoring group showed 20 percent disenrollment versus 35 percent for the lowest fifth of the sample. (NTIS/CP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Engineers, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Military Personnel, Predictive Measurement, Science Education, Scientists, Vocational Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-787-062/9GA, PC-$3.25, MF-$2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.