Accession Number : AD0284679

Title :   EFFECTS OF INDUCED STRESS IN A NAVAL TRAINING SCHOOL

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : KLIER,SOL ; SCHNEIDER,WALLACE

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Stressful conditions were introduced during a three-week period in a U. S. Naval Parachute Rigger School. The trainees subjected to these conditions (experimental group) were compared with similar trainees who were not subjected to these conditions (control group) in terms of (1) grades on the practice, performance, and written tests regularly administered at the school during the three-week period, and (2) performance in a later stressful situation (a written test administered in an aircraft just prior to a free-fall parachute jump). For the analysis, the experimental and control groups were each divided into high and low ability groups in terms of the school entrance test requirements. Results were that (1) the experimental groups obtained generally significantly higher test grades than the control groups during the three-week period, (2) there was no difference between the experimental and control groups in performance in the later stressful situation, and (3) the imposed stressful conditions did not have different effects on the high and low ability groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING, *STRESS (PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE