Accession Number : AD0013392


Title :   THE INTERVIEW. III. AIDS TO THE INTERVIEW. THE SUBMARINER STEREOTYPE


Corporate Author : FORDHAM UNIV BRONX NY GRADUATE SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : CRISSY, WILLIAM J ; PASHALIAN, SIROON


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/013392.pdf


Report Date : 20 Oct 1952


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Investigations was continued on the application of a measurement technique designed to aid in the differentiation of candidates for submarine school from other naval enlisted personnel, and also in the differentiation of successful from unsuccessful submarine candidates. The technique involves the double administration of set of descriptive words or phrases: first, in the frame of reference of submariners; and secondly, in the frame of reference of the respondent's own self-picture. Also, in each adminstration, the choice of 5 items deemed most important is requested. Responses by 1125 submarine candidates were analyzed for differences between the groups and in terms of reliability and validity. The findings show that submarine candidates are differentiated from the other naval groups in the significantly greater coincidence of aspects of their self-picture with those of their stereotype of a submariner. While most of the items are reliable, the present measurement technique does not differentiate those successfully graduated from those disqualified temperamentally, physically, or academically.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL , MEASUREMENT , SCHOOLS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , RELIABILITY , WORDS(LANGUAGE) , SUBMARINES , INTERVIEWING


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE