Accession Number : AD0800334

Title :   A DESCRIPTION OF THE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF ENLISTED VOLUNTEERS FROM THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH US ARMY AREAS, 1965.

Descriptive Note : Special publication Jun-Dec 65,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Hart, James J.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Certain dimensions of personality and ability of enlisted men from the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth US Army areas who volunteered for the Medical Research program of these laboratories in 1965 are described. Although the military purpose of drug testing is to predict the effects of the compound on the average soldier, it has not been clearly demonstrated that the subjects tested by the Clinical Research Department are in fact representative of such a population. The purpose of this paper is to subject this question to a preliminary experimental test. For if there is reason to believe that our subject samples are not representative of an Army population, the generalizability of our findings may be questioned. We conclude that our samples do vary in ability, possibly as a result of variations in the size of the pool from which the volunteers are selected. They seem to be relatively alike with respect to personality characteristics, although they are generally quite different from the so-called general adult norm group and the typical enlisted man whose behavior we are trying to predict. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL), (*PERSONALITY, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CLASSIFICATION, BEHAVIOR, DRUGS, EFFECTIVENESS, APTITUDE TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE