Accession Number : AD0622296

Title :   PERSONALITY-LEADERSHIP CORRELATES OF TRAINFIRE MARKSMANSHIP OF NEW WEST POINT CADETS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY HOSPITAL WEST POINT N Y

Personal Author(s) : Lauterback,Carl G. ; Vielhaber,David P.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The study sought to determine whether personality attributes of USMA cadets (as measured by Cattel's 16 PF and Heineman Manifest Anxiety Scale) were related to their rifle marksmanship proficiency, and whether these relationships differ among novice and experienced firers. Experienced group scored higher in Emotional Maturity, Dominance, Adventurousness, and Sophistication, and lower in Apprehensiveness and Anxiety than novice group. Personality traits were found to be unrelated to rifle performance among experienced firers; however, several traits were found to be related to performance among novice firers. It is suggested that experience with weapons protect against personality traits affecting performance. Confidence in firing ability (predicted score) was unrelated to personality traits among experienced firers, who presumably base prediction on experience. Among novice firers, however, confidence in ability was related to a number of personality traits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY TRAINING, GUNNERY), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ARMY PERSONNEL), PERSONALITY, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, EMOTIONS, ANXIETY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE