Accession Number : AD0467963


Title :   AUTHORITARIANISM AND DENTAL CARIES.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA


Personal Author(s) : Manhold,John H ; Jones,Marshall B


Report Date : 15 Mar 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : Nonauthoritarians have been found to maintain under normal circumstances a lower level of physical fitness relative to their capacities than do authoritarians. The interpretation placed upon this finding is that background, aptitudes, and interests all conspire to bring about a deemphasis of physical activities among nonauthoritarians and an emphasis upon them among authoritarians. In part, this interpretation supposes that the nonauthoritarian, intent upon more sedentary pursuits, tends to neglect his physical condition. A person who neglects his body in general may also neglect his mouth in particular. If so, dental decay among nonauthoritarians might well progress further than among authoritarians. To determine whether or not there is any relationship between dental decay and authoritarianism is the purpose of the present study. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DENTISTRY , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , ATTENTION , NAVAL PERSONNEL , TEETH , DISEASES , STATISTICAL DATA


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE