Accession Number:

ADA226946

Title:

An Evaluative Study of the Defense Mechanism Test

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

ZURICH UNIV (SWITZERLAND) PSYCHOLOGISCHES INSTITUT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report is a review and evaluation of concept, application , and literature on the Defense Mechanism Test. The instrument, developed in Sweden in the 1950s, purports to pinpoint accident-prone pilots before they enter the cockpit of an airplane. The information reviewed includes reliability of the test, reliability of test administration, coding and evaluation, test-retest reliability, validities, and comparative credibility of data from use of the instrument in the selection of pilots. Keywords Test validation, Defense mechanism test, Reliability, Aviation, Accidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE