Accession Number:

ADA050544

Title:

Psychophysiological Model for the Prediction of Performance,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The development of accurate predictors of performance capacity must consider psychological as well as physiological variables. This study attempted to validate the contributions of both of these factors in the prediction of endurance performance. Seven male and female subjects were assessed for their actual maximum oxygen consumption VO2 max on a treadmill and their predicted max VO2 using a submaximal heart rate test on a bicycle ergometer. A number of psychological instruments were also administered to assess characteristics and psychological states believed to be associated with performance on a distance run test. On the basis of a step wise multiple regression analysis, it was determined that psychological variables accounted for a significant portion of the variance beyond that provided by purely physiological indices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE