Prediction of Military Police Performance in Handling Interpersonal Crisis Situations: Indications for Training and for Development of Selection,
WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX
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An earlier paper Rath, 1973 described the men of one military police company as a psychologically healthy, varied group with an unremarkable distribution on a measure of psychological defensive style Byrnes Repression-Sensitization Scale, 1963, tendencies toward lower frequency and intensity of interaction on a measure of interpersonal orientation and an adjectival self description focused on extraversion with irregular attitudes and a preference for excitement. This paper expands upon the findings presented earlier of initial non-parametric analyses relating the personality measures to ratings 5 point-forced normal distribution by at least three of four supervisors on the junior enlisted mens capability to deal with people in crisis situations. The criterion ratings were obtained nine months after administration of the personality measures. The means for the various personality and demographic measures, by MP performance level, are presented.