Accession Number : ADP003721

Title :   Prediction of Military Police Performance in Handling Interpersonal Crisis Situations: Indications for Training and for Development of Selection,

Corporate Author : WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX

Personal Author(s) : Rath,F. H. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An earlier paper (Rath, 1973) described the men of one military police company as a psychologically healthy, varied group with an unremarkable distribution on a measure of psychological defensive style (Byrne's Repression-Sensitization Scale, 1963), tendencies toward lower frequency and intensity of interaction; on a measure of interpersonal orientation and an adjectival self description focused on extraversion with irregular attitudes and a preference for excitement. This paper expands upon the findings presented earlier of initial non-parametric analyses relating the personality measures to ratings (5 point-forced normal distribution) by at least three of four supervisors on the junior enlisted men's capability to deal with people in crisis situations. The criterion ratings were obtained nine months after administration of the personality measures. The means for the various personality and demographic measures, by MP performance level, are presented.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Performance(Human), *Attitudes(Psychology), *Military police, Crisis management, Judgement(Psychology), Human relations, Military training, Education, Personality, Skills, Test methods, Theorems, Military medicine, Medical services, Health care facilities, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE