Accession Number : AD0686619

Title :   PREDICTION OF AVIATOR PERFORMANCE,

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

Personal Author(s) : Prophet,Wallace W.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Approaches to the prediction of three specific kinds of aviator performance are discussed: (1) in flight training or school, (2) in combat, (3) with respect to career decision. Within the school setting the psychometric reliability of flight performance evaluation is treated, as in the prediction of flight performance on the basis of trainee performance on a captive helicopter training device. The interaction of self-confidence in dangerous situations with the acquisition of flight skills and with effective performance under combat stress is discussed; flight trainee volunteers are more self-confident than similar, but non-aviation, trainees, and degree of confidence is related to pass-fail in flight training. Integration of many diverse quantitative descriptors of aviator performance into a multiple predictor system is described. The aim of the system would be to provide time and usable information to Army personnel management and training decision-makers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, ARMY TRAINING), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PREDICTIONS), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, BEHAVIOR, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TRAINING DEVICES, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, COMBAT READINESS, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE