Accession Number : AD0475386

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF AN EFFECT OF SERVICE TENURE UPON PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS AS MEASURED BY THE STRUCTURED-OBJECTIVE RORSCHACH TEST (SORT).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rushing, Charles F.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Structured-Objective Rorschach Test (SORT) scores of 218 United States Naval Postgraduate School students were subjected to a multiple regression analysis to determine if there is an effect of service tenure upon personality characteristics. The results obtained indicate that SORT scores, which are a measure of personality characteristics, are probably random in respect to service tenure and age. The study includes a review of the history of group Rorschach methods, civilian and military, and evaluates the possible future use of the SORT in the Navy. It concluded that the value of the SORT for military group comparisons is undertermined, and that further use of the test at the Naval Postgraduate School is necessary in order that its value definitely may be established. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, EFFECTIVENESS), (*PERSONALITY, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION, CLASSIFICATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GROUP DYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE