WE PROPOSE TO EXAMINE WHETHER MOTIVATIONAL TEST BATTERIES BASED ON CURRENT THEORIES OF HUMAN MOTIVATION AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGIES CAN BE GENERATED FOR PREDICTIONS OF DECISIONS TO (A) JOIN/REENLIST IN THE ARMY; (B) ENROLL/CONTINUE IN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,786.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2012
Agency Tracking Number:
2012
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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1040 Woodcock Rd - Ste 227, Orlando, FL, 32803
Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROBERT S KENNEDY
(305) 894-5090
Business Contact:
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Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO EXAMINE WHETHER MOTIVATIONAL TEST BATTERIES BASED ON CURRENT THEORIES OF HUMAN MOTIVATION AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGIES CAN BE GENERATED FOR PREDICTIONS OF DECISIONS TO (A) JOIN/REENLIST IN THE ARMY; (B) ENROLL/CONTINUE IN ROTC; (C) BE A CAREER ARMY OFFICER. IF VARIABLES ASSESSED IN THE MOTIVATIONAL TEST BATTERIES ADD UNIQUE VARIANCE IN RELATION TO CONVENTIONALLY USED ABILITY, BIOGRAPHICAL OR PERSONALITY PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTS, THEN SCORES ON MEASURES OF THESE VARIABLES COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO A MULTIPLE PREDICTION EQUATION FOR PREDICTING ARMY EMPLOYMENT DECISION MAKING. IN PHASE I OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH, THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO (1) REVIEW AND SYNTHESIZE ON LITERATURE RELEVANT TO MOTIVATION THEORY AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS; (2) DEVELOP CONTROLLED INTERVIEWS FOR DETERMINING AND VALIDATING MOTIVATIONAL VARIABLES RELATED TO DECISIONS FOR ARMY EMPLOYMENT; (3) SYNTHESIZE LITERATURE WITH CONTROLLED INTERVIEWS TO FORM A MULTIDIMENSIONAL MODEL OF EMPLOYMENT DECISION MAKING; (4) DEVELOP THEMATIC MOTIVATIONAL TEST BATTERIES; (5) GENERATE AN EXPERIMENTAL PLAN FOR PHASE II WHERE THE TEST BATTERIES WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO INDIVIDUALS AT VARIOUS STAGES OF DECISION MAKING.

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