Accession Number : ADP003287

Title :   The Relationship between Substance Use, Demography and Racial/Ethnic Attitudes Related to Performance and Social Attraction,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Smith,R.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Data was collected on 275 soldiers assigned to 75 tank crews. Three types of data were collected: self reported drug and alcohol use; demographics; and opinions about fellow crew member's duty performance, interactions with racial/ethnic minorities, and social or interpersonal attractiveness. Analysis indicated that recreational use of drugs or alcohol, demographic similarity, and positive attitudes toward soldiers of another racial or ethnic group were related to high evaluations of duty performance and social attractiveness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Clinical medicine, *Attitudes(Psychology), *Tank crews, Performance(Human), Ethnic groups, Racial discrimination, Interpersonal relations, Human relations, Jobs, Operational effectiveness, Drug users, Alcoholism, Demography, Socialism, Minorities, Stress(Psychology), Data acquisition, Factor analysis, Personnel management, Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE