Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. William H. Thompson

Second Advisor

Dr. Stewart J. Briggs

Third Advisor

Dr. Francis M. Hurst

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Edward C. Holmbled


The purpose of this study was to determine (1) the opinions of executives and medical directors as to the contributing factors inn the breakdown of health of top-level executives, and (2) those areas in which there was a significant difference between the opinions of the executives and the medical directors. The study was limited to two hundred and eight executives who attended the Industrail Relations Conference of the National Association of Manufacturers in 1956 and one hundred thirty-three industrial medical directors whose names were suggested by Doctor Edward C. Holmblad, Managing Director of the Industrial Medical Association.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Psychology University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1957, Alice Marie von Bergen Dawson.

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