Personality Traits of the Fiscal Year 72 USAWC Class.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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A review of the various data maintained on the students of the USAWC revealed that there never had been any determination of the students personality traits that might be indicative of why they were selected for school or why they had attained their present rank and position. In an attempt to determine if there was any specific personality trait that was prevalent in the USAWC Class of FY 72 the hypothesis that all the officers had specific personality traits was assumed. In order to determine the dominant personality traits, if any, the Holland Vocational Preference Inventory was given to 200 officers of the USAWC Class of 1972. A class profile was developed that could be evaluated and compared with other civilian samples. It was found that the USAWC Class of 1972 did have a specific profile that is indicative of senior army officers, in that among other traits they were a masculine group with a desire for prestigeous positions, having conventional ideas while appearing controlled and defensive. The study concludes that there are specific personality traits that are discernible for the Army officer selected for attendance at the USAWC. Further, the USAWC Class is reasonably similar to the college-educated civilian employee. Author
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