Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

William Hertzog Thompson

Second Advisor

Stanely E. Davis


The problem of selecting social service executives by government organizations and social service agencies has long been an important one. Other organizations directing the efforts of people need to know what qualities characterize successful social service executives. Social service executives administer and supervise many activities which involve the time and effort of other people. They should, therefore, be carefully selected so that the objectives of their employing organizations may be effectively and economically achieved.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether any relationship exists between performance ratings of Young Men’s Christian Association Senior Secretaries and their intelligence, personal values, and interests.