ERIC Number: ED341711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Quality in Government: The Army Intern Intake Survey.
Ungvarsky, Diane M.; Lilienthal, Richard A.
The development of the Army Intern Intake Survey (AIIS) is described. The AIIS focuses on the Army civilian intern program, a vehicle for entry-level employees to progress in Army civilian jobs, which produces a profile of past and current interns. The AIIS will identify changes in intern quality over time and will make comparisons of Army interns and military and civilian counterparts possible. A review of all available assessment instruments resulted in a pool of possibilities, which was reduced to three: (1) the Wonderlic Personnel Test, a test of general cognitive ability; (2) the Officer Selection Battery, also a test of cognitive ability; and (3) the Army Background Form, an inventory of employee characteristics. Site visits and pilot tests refined survey administration. For fiscal years 1980 through 1988, 4,728 completed surveys were returned, representing a 62% overall participation rate. This sample was representative, and forms a basis for evaluating civilian interns. One table and 13 figures illustrate the development process, and a 6-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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