Accession Number:

AD0725854

Title:

The California Psychological Inventory Given to Incoming AOC's and DOR's with Normal and 'Ideal' Instructions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The study was conducted in order to determine whether the California Psychological Inventory CPI would be able to discriminate between incoming aviation officer candidates AOCs and other students who voluntarily dropped out of the flight program DORs and if not, whether changing the set so as to ask the subjects to take the test as they would like to be would help make the discrimination. The CPI was administered to 95 AOCs and 51 DORs with instructions to take the test with its normal instructions. Another group of 173 AOCs and 32 DORs took the test with ideal instructions. The results indicate that entering AOCs and DORs obtained almost identical scores during normal administration of the test, but with the ideal instructions, AOCs obtained significant elevations on 11 of 18 scales whereas, only 2 scales were significantly elevated for the DOR group. The results suggest that the CPI should be investigated as a possible aid in the prediction of the DOR. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE