ERIC Number: ED367672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Use of the MBTI as a Predictor of Successful Academic and Military Performance at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Report 10-93.
O'Connor, John C., III
This study provides an analysis of a random sample of 100 cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy class of 1993. Emphasis is placed on the cadets' academic achievements, their military performance, and their resignation status to determine whether the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) preferences can be used to predict success in these areas. A brief description is included about the incorporation of the MBTI into the Academy culture, with an attempt to build on the description of applicability to the United States Naval Academy made by Rousch (1989). It is hypothesized that individuals with Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), and Judgment (J) MBTI preferences are more suitable to academic and military success at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy than are individuals with other combinations of type preferences, and that low academic success at the Academy will adversely affect a cadet's military performance, which in turn could lead to resignation. The results of this study do indicate significant correlations among personality preferences, academic success, and military performance, as well as significant correlations between academic success, successful military performance, and persistence at the Academy. (Contains 7 references and 13 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. Center for Advanced Studies.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator