Accession Number : AD0468261

Title :   A NOTE ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE INTERACTION POTENTIAL INVENTORY TO PEER RATINGS OF LEADERSHIP AND OTHER NAVAL AVIATION CADET CRITERIA.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Brehman, George E., Jr.

Report Date : 13 FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The Interaction Potential Inventory was administered to 257 naval aviation cadets upon their entering pre-flight training in the Summer of 1954. The relationship between the criteria of part-time work or college leadership and the scales of the Interaction Potential Inventory confirm previous findings and may be regarded as a cross validation of those findings. Peer ratings of leadership potential are not determined by those aspects of personality tapped by the IPI. The non-significant correlations between the scales of the IPI and the criterion of high school leadership, contrary to previous findings, may be due to the attenuating effects of restriction of range. The presence of a relationship between college subject failure and the IPI and the lack of a similar relationship between the IPI and high school standing may indicate that the IPI is related to a factor, or factors, uniquely determining college success, since high school class standing is known to be a useful predictor of college success. The apparently contradictory findings with regard to pre-flight grade average and college subject failure may be due either to change or to the possibility of a real difference between the determiners of these two criteria, and replication is therefore indicated. The correlations reported here have been attenuated by the effect of restriction of range, and the true values are at least somewhat larger. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, SELECTION, APTITUDE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NAVAL TRAINING, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ATTENUATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE