Year: 1969 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.33, (1969), p.30-35 SIEC No: 19841521

Groups of male & female college students volunteering for summer work in mental hospitals were compared to control students on personality, occupational interest, & life-history variables. Striking personality characteristics of mental health volunteers were maturity & control, drive for independent achievement, & sensitivity to people & human problems. Many other differences are discussed within the text and the role of test-taking attitudes in producing these differences is discussed.