Accession Number:

AD0639630

Title:

A STUDY OF THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURES ON SUBMARINE ENLISTED CANDIDATES: 1. HISTORY, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, AND STATISTICAL TREATMENT OF DATA

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB NEW LONDON CT

Report Date:

1949-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Some 330 physiological and psychological measures were obtained on a population of 120 submarine enlisted candidates. The purpose and background of the main problem that of making the submarine selection program more objective is presented, and current screening measures are discussed together with additional indices included for purposes of comparison. The 330 measurements were subdivided into logical subject matter fields and factor analyzed. Areas covered included physical fitness tests, urinary 17-ketosteroid and androgen output and stress tolerance, psychiatric interview, Rorschach, physical characteristics, anthropometric and somatotyping data, blood data and psychological tests. This paper is designed to facilitate reading of later reports in the series, and to this purpose, a detailed discussion of the nature of the correlation coefficient and the technique of factor analysis is included in the appendix material.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE