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Kilburn, M. Rebecca; Hanser, Lawrence M.; Klerman, Jacob A. – 1998
This document reports on the first segment of a project that estimates the determinants of individual enlistment decisions using the 1992 second followup of the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS). The NELS sample contains youths who were high school seniors in 1992. The project's first segment estimates scores on the Armed Forces…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Estimation (Mathematics)
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Wagner, Richard K. – American Psychologist, 1997
Discusses issues of validity and fairness in the use of intelligence tests for job selection. Expands set of constructs used to predict job performance and sets of performance criteria used to quantify job performance. Presents an agenda for research and practice in job selection and training for the future. (MMU)
Descriptors: Employment, Intelligence Tests, Job Performance, Job Training
Vineberg, Robert; Taylor, Elaine N. – 1972
To provide information on performance and characteristics of effective and ineffective marginal personnel in the Army, a study has been made of approximately 1,500 men with experience ranging up to 20 years in four different Army MOSs. The study included a group of men with Armed Forces Qualification Test scores in the marginal range and a…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Enlisted Personnel, Job Skills
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Chuang, Hwei-Lin – Economics of Education Review, 1997
Applies logit models to study youth's dropout behavior and decisions whether to return to school. Most results from the logistic regression for dropping out are consistent with other findings; however, being black is less associated with dropping out. A dropout's Armed Forces Qualification Test score, age, and out-of-school duration are…
Descriptors: Age, Blacks, Dropouts, Enrollment Influences
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Orvis, Bruce R.; Gahart, Martin T. – 1989
As part of the military recruiting effort, the Department of Defense sponsors surveys of the national youth population to help design recruiting and advertising strategies. This report develops and applies a method of using the information contained in national youth surveys to estimate the probability that respondents taking the Armed Forces…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Armed Forces, Estimation (Mathematics), Evaluation Utilization
McCormick, Bruce K.; And Others – 1983
Alternate forms of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) were administered five separate times to 57 men and women of military service age. The objective was to determine to what extent means and cross-session correlations are stable over several administrations. Ten individual subtests, the derived ASVAB area composites and the…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Drills (Practice), Individual Differences, Military Personnel