PERSONAL HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS OF ANTARCTIC VOLUNTEERS
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations