Accession Number : ADA325914

Title :   Fighter I: An Analysis of Combat Fighters and Non-Fighters,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Egbert, Robert L. ; Meeland, Tor ; Cline, Victor B. ; Forgy, Edward W. ; Spickler, Martin W.

PDF Url : ADA325914

Report Date : DEC 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The main objective of this report is to identify the characteristics which differentiate the 'fighter' from the 'non-fighter'. The identification of psychological characteristics of the good fighter as contrasted with the non-fighter is a necessary initial step in a long range program concerned with optimum utilization of men in combat. Knowledge of these characteristics opens up the possibility of developing experimental procedures for selection training, and organization of fighting units. This research involved 310 men, identified as fighters or non-fighters from information supplied by their peers in Korean combat. Each of these subjects underwent extensive psychological testing. The major analyses deal largely with the native born white sample.

Descriptors :   *IDENTIFICATION, *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, COMBAT SUPPORT, MALES, MILITARY TRAINING, KOREA, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE