Year: 1982 Source: Crisis Intervention, v.12, no.4, (1982), p.115-127 SIEC No: 19850686

48 active & inactive Samaritan suicide prevention volunteers & 22 trainees were utilized to determine the personality & biographical characteristics that typify successful Samaritan crisis interventions volunteers. Performance ratings were obtained. Utilizing the Activity Vector Analysis (AVA, Form D), PS 1595 surfaced as a useful personality profile that significantly distinguished the above average performers from the average/below-average performers.