Accession Number : AD0675380

Title :   A PRELIMINARY APPLICATION OF THE CRITICAL INCIDENT TECHNIQUE TO COMBAT PERFORMANCE OF ARMY AVIATORS,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Prunkl,Peter R. ; Boyles,Wiley R.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This study was undertaken as part of research on aviator stress to obtain information on the varieties of ineffective combat performance peculiar to army aviation and to obtain a preliminary list of combat aviation effectiveness criteria. A small sample--62 Vietnam returnees--completed a critical incident survey in which they described, in narrative form, their combat reactions and those of other pilots. Incidents of ineffective behavior occurring both in the air and on the ground were obtained and were categorized using Kern's conceptual model of behavior under stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, ARMY AIRCRAFT), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AERIAL WARFARE), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, SYMPOSIA, QUESTIONNAIRES, BEHAVIOR, NEUROSES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, CLASSIFICATION, AVIATION PERSONNEL, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), EFFICIENCY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE