ERIC Number: ED255567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
On Predicting Success in Training for Males and Females: Marine Corps Clerical Specialties and ASVAB Forms 6 and 7.
Dunbar, Stephen B.; Novick, Melvin R.
The presence of differences between prediction systems for males and females is investigated through a detailed study of clerical specialties in the Marine Corps. When various aptitude composites are used to predict success of recruits in training, sizeable differences in regression functions are found between male and female groups. The paper shows that selected deletion of extraneous Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery variables maintains overall predictive efficiency but does not remove the differences between male and female regressions. However, when the attainment of a high school diploma is considered, differential prediction is substantially reduced. Implications of these empirical results for the general problem of military personnel selection are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Cada Research Group.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery