Accession Number : AD0622179

Title :   NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MISFITS SCREENED BY THE PERSONAL INVENTORY AND BY THE NEW LONDON N. D. R. C. CONFIDENTIAL QUESTIONNAIRE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Bartlett,Neil R.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Data are presented indicating that, for either of the above tests, at least two-thirds of the early service neuropsychiatric discharges obtain scores in the range which includes ten percent of the total population. Psychiatric classifications for a population of candidates for Submarine School scoring in the highest eleven percent for the Personal Inventory and for the highest ten percent for each of the two component parts of the New London Questionnaire are tabulated, and it is noted that such populations are heavily loaded with inferior material. For example, of 204 men obtaining scores 15 and above on the Personal Inventory, 115, or 56%, are classified as either 'extremely questionable' or 'recommended for disqualification'. Those persons considered primarily as intellectually deficient are not involved in these data. To compare with this percentage it is observed that of the total population examined at New London during 1942, 23% were so classified. Two personnel selection inventories are evaluated according to their individual success in identifying those persons of the enlisted population whom psychiatrists judge to have a bad prognosis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NEUROSES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), SELECTION, NEUROLOGY, PERSONALITY, NAVAL PERSONNEL, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE