Accession Number : AD0479710


Title :   PROSPECTS FOR USE OF NON COGNITIVE TESTS IN SELECTION OF U. S. MARINE CORPS OFFICER CANDIDATES.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Barrett, Roscoe L , Jr


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : Pre-entry screening of applicants for the Marine Corps Officer Candidates Program consists of interviews, intelligence testing, medical examination, review of academic records, and consideration of third person character recommendations. Post-entry screening evaluates leadership potential through assessment of academic capability, physical fitness, adaptability, motivation and demonstration of leadership traits. Attrition from all causes at OCS generally varies from 20-30 per cent. In this study, the California F-Scale was administered to 100 Marine Corps second lieutenants to establish a control mean and standard deviation, and to a group of officer candidates before beginning the screening course. The purpose was to determine if a personality type test could be useful in the pre-entry screening out of potentially unsuccessful candidates. Based on analysis of the F-Scale and Subscale results and assigned grades and ratings of officer candidate subjects after five weeks of screening, non-cognitive testing would assist in the selection of Marine Corps Officer Candidates. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERSONALITY , SELECTION , MEASUREMENT , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , MARINE CORPS , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MOTIVATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE