Accession Number : ADA133393

Title :   Personality and Demographic Characteristics of U.S. Navy Survival Instructors by Performance Level.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Curley,Michael D ; DeCspikes,Robert

PDF Url : ADA133393

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : In an effort to identify individual characteristics that could be associated with superior job performance, 28 male volunteer instructors at the U. S. Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School, NAS Brunswick, Maine were ranked on job performance by senior supervisors. On the basis of this ranking, each instructor was assigned into one of three performance groups: superior(SP), high(HP), and performing(P). Demographic and psychological assessments of the three performance groups were conducted using questionnaires and standardized psychological tests of personality and mental ability. Significant demographic factors associated with performance level included age, rank, and years on active duty; important psychological variables included achievement, depression, and dominance. All performance groups yielded mean assessment scores indicating bright, well-adjusted members with little psychopathology. Recommendations for selection criteria for SERE instructors are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INSTRUCTORS, *PRISONERS OF WAR, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, NAVAL TRAINING, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PERSONALITY, MENTAL ABILITY, RANKING, VARIABLES, QUESTIONNAIRES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DEMOGRAPHY, PERSONALITY TESTS, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), ENEMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RESISTANCE, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE