Accession Number:

AD0884239

Title:

Predicting the Military Effectiveness of Naval Enlistees Returned to Duty from the Psychiatric Sick-List,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A measure of four-year military effectiveness was obtained for a sample of 140 naval enlistees who had been admitted to the psychiatric sick-list during their first enlistments and subsequently returned to duty. Forty-four predictor variables were derived from pre-service, early training, and illness data and correlated with the criterion. Forty-three per cent of the return-to-duty patients rendered effective service. Eleven of the predictors were found to be significantly related to the criterion. Four of these - education, months of active duty prior to hospitalization, number of siblings, and chronicity of illness - accounted for unique criterion variance, with a composite validity of 0.54. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE