Accession Number : AD0467958


Title :   ATTRITION DATA AS A CRITERION. III. MEDICAL ATTRITIONS WITH ANXIETY SYMPTOMS.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA


Personal Author(s) : Bair,John T ; Ambler,Rosalie K


Report Date : 15 Mar 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : This report is designed (1) to identify a group of medical attritions with manifest anxiety attitudes, (2) to compare the anxiety group with non-anxiety medical attritions and with successful caets, and (3) to evaluate this anxiety group of attritions as another more refined criterion. Interview records were analyzed of 63 cadets dropped from the Naval Air Basic Training Program for medical reasons. These records were then evaluated to determine which of those interviewed did or did not reveal anciety symptoms. The characteristics of the anxiety group of medical attritions were explored further by comparing their Flight Aptitude Ratings, Pre-Flight academic grades, and age to these same measures on a group of successful cadets. In general, the findings of this research indicate that the anxiety medical attrition group is a sub-standard group in many respects. Although it cannot be demonstrated statistically for these data, there may be an ordered relationship for these three groups. That is, the non-anxiety medical attritions may belong between the successful and anxiety group on a continuum of aptitude, academic proficiency, and attitude toward flying. (Author)


Descriptors :   NAVAL AVIATION , ANXIETY , ATTITUDE(INCLINATION) , HYPERTENSION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , MOTIVATION , STATISTICAL DATA , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE