Accession Number : AD0467977

Title :   AUTHORITARIANISM AND PHYSICAL FITNESS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Marshall B. ; Manhold,John H.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : To the extent that an individual surrenders his personal autonomy to the dictates of an external agency he is authoritarian. The biographies, aptitudes, and interests of authoritarians differ widely from those of nonauthoritarians. More particularly, the authoritarian is poorer, less able scholastically, and less interested in scholastic affairs than is the nonauthoritarian. In consequence, the authoritarian may well be, by necessity, by compensation, or by choice more active physically than his less authoritarian fellow. Results from this laboratory with the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey and with the Thurstone Temperament Schedule would indicate that this is the case. This difference in physical activity could affect physical fitness itself. If so, the physical condition of nonauthoritarians should, under normal circumstances, be worse, relative to their capacities, than the physical condition of authoritarians. The present study is concerned with an empirical examination of this possibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, ATTENTION), (*PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, PHYSICAL FITNESS), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, SAMPLING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NAVAL AVIATION, AVIATION MEDICINE

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