Accession Number : ADA193517
Title : Junior Officer Competency Model: Research Results and Applications
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MCBER AND CO BOSTON MA
Personal Author(s) : Cullen, Bernard J ; Klemp, Jr , George O ; Mansfield, Richard S
Report Date : Mar 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 276
Abstract : Through the methodology of Job Competence Assessment this report identified a set of individual attributes required for effective performance as a junior officer. From an initial target sample of 300 junior officers in six branches (Infantry, Field Artillery, Air Defense, Artillery, Engineer, Signal and Transportation/Quartermaster) at four Army installations (Forts Braggs, Carson, Riley and Stewart) a final sample of 56 superior and 49 satisfactory performers were identified. Found to clearly distinguish between superior and average performers were the following competencies: planning, initiative, concern for standards, self-confidence, job involvement, willingness to confront others, concerns with image, concern for clarity and realistic positive attitudes. In addition, four measurement instruments to (1) evaluate the performance of junior officers and (2) assess the effectiveness of various ROTC training programs, were developed. A combination of these instruments was found to be needed to predict both overall ratings and individual competencies. Keywords: Army personnel, Army training, Job analysis, Job training, Officer personnel, Performance(Human), Performance tests, Reserve officer training corps, Job performance, Personnel evaluation, Program evaluation.
Descriptors : *OFFICER PERSONNEL , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR DEFENSE , METHODOLOGY , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , TRANSPORTATION , JOBS , JOB TRAINING , TRAINING , PERFORMANCE TESTS , RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS , FIELD ARMY , ARTILLERY UNITS , ARTILLERY , JOB ANALYSIS , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARMY TRAINING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INFANTRY , ARMY FACILITIES , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE