Assessing the Impact of Psychomotor and Leadership Selection Tests on the Excellence in Armor Program
U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1989 - 21 pages
As part of the Skills Selection and Sustainment (S3) program, this research evaluated the potential effectiveness of spatial, psychomotor, and leadership scales as additional selection criteria for the Excellence in Armor (EIA) program. The S3 predictor tests were administered to 1,642 One Station Unit Training (OSUT) soldiers at the Fort Knox reception station. In addition, 479 19K (M1 tank crewmen) OSUT soldiers were given an engagement tank gunnery test on the high-fidelity Institutional Conduct of Fire Trainer (I-COFT). The I-COFT test included offensive and defensive engagements fired in normal and degraded operational modes. The primary analysis evaluated I-COFT speed and accuracy as a function of S3 spatial/psychomotor scores. The S3 spatial/psychomotor tests were a strong predictor of simulated tank gunnery performance, yielding a correlation of .54 with I-COFT speed/accuracy. The 2-1/2-month interval between the predictor and criterion tests suggests that the relationship should remain stable over time, and the relationship shrank only slightly when the EIA soldiers were given additional training. The results indicate that including the S3 tests in the EIA selection process would result in EIA graduates with stronger gunnery skills. Keywords: Personnel selection, Gunnery prediction, Unit conduct of fire trainer, Performance(human). (sdw).
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additional 14 hours additional training ANOVA Armor EIA Army Research Institute ASVAB canonical correlation concurrent validation current EIA selection current selection procedures cut score data show discriminant analysis effect size EIA graduates EIA program EIA selection procedure EIA selection process EIA soldiers Excellence in Armor Fire Trainer Graham GT scores hours of I-COFT I-COFT gunnery test I-COFT Speed/Accuracy Composite I-COFT training performance I-COFT training score included LEADERSHIP SELECTION TESTS lower maze test mean opening mental ability Multiple R Multiple OSUT soldiers Percent of Current predictor and criterion PSYCHOMOTOR AND LEADERSHIP regression analyses S3 Cuts S3 predictor tests S3 spatial S3 test scores scores of soldiers SECURITY CLASSIFICATION selected for EIA soldiers currently selected soldiers selected soldiers were given soldiers who scored spatial/psychomotor composite groups standard deviation stepwise regression synthetic TC Table tank gunnery performance target test battery TRADOC training performance data U.S. Army Research upper spatial/psychomotor composite validity variables