Accession Number : ADA524559


Title :   Predictive Modelling of Operative Performance by Means of Personality Traits - Implications for Selection of Personnel


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Sep 2007-12 Sep 2009


Corporate Author : SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY LINKOEPING


Personal Author(s) : Svensson, Erland A ; Lindoff, Jenny ; Castor, Martin ; Sutton, Janet


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524559.pdf


Report Date : 02 Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : What are the implications of the structural models for leader and team adaptabilty? Emotional Stability and Adaptability are fundamental aspects in selection of personnel working under stressful conditions with high stakes and risks. With high emotional stability your cognitive performance (information handling and decision making) can stand high stress levels longer without deterioration. With high ability to adapt you are better at handling complex and ambiguous information and situations. We have in other modeling studies (Svensson, Angelborg-Thanderz, & Sjoeberg, 1993) found that emotional cooping processes will increase and interfere with problem solving cooping processes when the challenge (the combination of risk- and complexity aspects) of a task increases. Sooner or later emotional cooping dominates with deteriorated decision making as a consequence. Emotional stability counteracts and delays emotional cooping. There are similarities between the effects of emotional stability and the effects of training - both delay emotional cooping and support problem solving cooping processes. It is not for nothing that emotional stability and intense training since long form corner stones for effective military operations.


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *EMOTIONS , *DECISION MAKING , SWEDEN , COGNITION , MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE