Accession Number : AD0884239

Title :   Predicting the Military Effectiveness of Naval Enlistees Returned to Duty from the Psychiatric Sick-List,

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Plag, John A. ; Goffman, Jerry M. ; Bowen, George R.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A measure of four-year military effectiveness was obtained for a sample of 140 naval enlistees who had been admitted to the psychiatric sick-list during their first enlistments and subsequently returned to duty. Forty-four predictor variables were derived from pre-service, early training, and illness data and correlated with the criterion. Forty-three per cent of the return-to-duty patients rendered effective service. Eleven of the predictors were found to be significantly related to the criterion. Four of these - education, months of active duty prior to hospitalization, number of siblings, and chronicity of illness - accounted for unique criterion variance, with a composite validity of 0.54. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REHABILITATION), (*MENTAL DISORDERS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PREDICTIONS, RECOVERY, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), NEUROSES, BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PSYCHIATRY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE