Accession Number : AD0622189

Title :   CONSTRUCTION OF A SELF-DESCRIPTION BLANK FOR ARCTIC ASSIGNMENT,

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : King,S. H.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A biographical self-description blank was among the experimental selection tools planned for possible use in assigning men to duty in the Arctic. In a previous study, a large number of descriptive phrases relating to ability to adjust to conditions of Arctic assignment had been developed. These phrases were to be paired and the men instructed to check in each pair the phrase most nearly describing themselves. Conclusions: As a result of this pairing, it is expected that the ability of men to 'beat' the test will be minimized and the significance of their choices between the phrases maximized. Although the validities of the phrases before they were paired has been measured, further study is necessary to determine the validities of the items in paired form.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ARMY PERSONNEL), (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY), ARCTIC REGIONS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE