PERSONAL HISTORY CORRELATES OF MILITARY PERFORMANCE AT A LARGE ANTARCTIC STATION
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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Relationships between biographical predictors and superiors ratings were examined for two samples of Navy men who wintered-over at a large Antarctic base. Results for the large station personnel were very similar to those for Navy men studied earlier at smaller stations with respect to the favorability of an age-experience-rank cluster of variables and the unfavorability of past delinquency-truancy record. For a cluster of variables pertaining to needs for avocational activities, however, validity indicators tended in opposite directions for the two populations, low avocational activity being related to better adjustment at small stations. These findings demonstrated significant effects of environmental and organizational factors upon the validity of particular biographical predictors.