Accession Number : ADP001420

Title :   Psychological Screening for Weapons Use: A Clinical Validation of Measures,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Winn,Frank J. , Jr

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The screening of personnel with psychiatric problems became crucial with the Coast Guard's decision to arm all boarding parties. The Institute for Personality and Ability Testing (IPAT) was selected to construct an instrument that would meet the needs of the Coast Guard and conduct a pilot study on personnel within the Third Coast Guard District to determine its effectiveness. IPAT was selected because of their work with populations involved in high stress industries, their work with firearms management, and their familiarity with military populations.

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *COMBAT READINESS, *WEAPONS CARRIERS, PERSONALITY TESTS, BEHAVIOR, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SCORING, INSTRUMENTATION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), MODELS, VALIDATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE