Accession Number : AD0635602

Title :   PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF AVIATORS TOWARD VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM FLIGHT TRAINING.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : POMAROLLI, Richard S.

Report Date : 08 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The study used a questionnaire approach to investigate perceptions and attitudes of 'winged' aviators toward voluntary withdrawal (DOR) from flight training. Results reveal widespread disagreement between DOR students and the aviators regarding what factors are of primary importance in the DOR process. In the assessment of pilot attitudes toward DOR'ing, the great majority of the group sampled expressed realistic and accepting attitudes toward this phenomenon. It is recommended that pilots assigned to instruction duty receive thorough instruction regarding the factors in the DOR process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING, ATTRITION), (*ATTRITION, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, ATTRITION), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DECISION MAKING, FLIGHT

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE