ERIC Number: ED263207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship between Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Scores and Success in Air Weapons Controller Training. Interim Report for the Period November 1982-February 1984.
Finegold, Lawrence S.; Rogers, Deborah
This project investigated the relationship between Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) composite scores and student performance in Air Force air weapons controller training. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of using AFOQT scores as one selection criteria for entry to the air weapons controller field. An analysis of training performance data for 968 students showed a significant positive correlation between AFOQT Academic Aptitude composite scores and successful completion of training. Thus, a range of possible minimum cutoff scores on this composite was recommended as a selection criterion. Data concerning the approximate cost of attrition rates (Fiscal Year 1982) for the five air weapons controller training organizations and the expected effects of establishing various minimum selection criteria were also presented. A separate data analysis of demographic factors, including age and source of commission showed no consistent relationship between these variables and student performance that would be useful in establishing criteria based on these variables. The decision to use AFOQT scores as one of the selection criteria is now under management review at Air Force Headquarters. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Div.