Accession Number:

AD0432091

Title:

PAST EXPERIENCE, SELF EVALUATION, AND PRESENT ADJUSTMENT,

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NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Self evaluation measures in a population of young, healthy Navy men correlated significantly with a composite of biographical information reflecting family instability and conflict, incon sistent or extreme disciplinary practices by parents, and persistent difficulties in school adjustment. Factor analysis of the self evaluation inventory yielded eight factors which provided a more meaningful differentiation of attitudes toward self than the global measures of body-cathexis and self-cathexis used previously. The self evaluation measures correlated in the expected direction with attitude measures of interpersonal maturity and delinquency proneness, positive self-regard being positively related to the Maturity Scale and negatively correlated with the Delinquency Scale. With the exception of one factor-derived scale, Work Attitude, the self evaluation measures did not correlate significantly with any of four military adjustment criteria. It was inferred that the relationships of these self evaluation measures to adjustment probably are of low order in a normal population or are not simple linear ones. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE