Accession Number:

AD0814914

Title:

PERSONAL HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS OF ANTARCTIC VOLUNTEERS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Personal and social characteristics of Navy and civilians volunteers for four Antarctic expeditions were studied. Distinctive characteristics of Antarctic volunteers were described. The study indicated that a potentially hazardous and difficult duty assignment initially attracted superior Navy applicants. Furthermore, after the novelty and glamour of the program had presumably diminished, the quality of volunteers remained high and probably improved. Navy and civilian volunteers differed from each other on many characteristics of which education, age, and occupational experience were among the most pronounced.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE