Accession Number : AD0429434


Title :   EFFECTIVE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN SMALL ANTARCTIC STATIONS. A SUMMARY OF CRITERION STUDIES,


Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Nelson, Paul D ; Gunderson, E K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/429434.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : This study was undertaken for the purpose of developing a criterion measure of effective individual performance for personnel who winter over at small antarctic stations. The best single criterion is a standard score based upon the combination of peer and supervisor choices of individuals with whom they would most prefer to return for further small station duty were they to return to the antarctic. The standard score is based upon an average T-score (MEAN EQUALS %), SD equals 10) derived from rank data. The criterion score can be quickly derived and can be used appropriately when personnel from different stations and years are pooled. Specific qualities of behavior considered to have greatest face validity as attributes of effective performance were emotional composure, ability to get along with others, and work efforts. Data obtained from supervisor and peer evaluations, 3 behavior characteristic clusters were derived, which represented the aforementioned 3 attributes of effective performance and contributed the greatest amount of variance to the criterion measure of all evaluations available.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL , MEASUREMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , BEHAVIOR , MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , PERSONALITY , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , STANDARDS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE