Accession Number : AD0697944

Title :   CONSISTENCY OF PERFORMANCE CHANGE AND AUTONOMIC RESPONSE AS A FUNCTION OF EXPRESSED ATTITUDE TOWARD A SPECIFIC STRESS SITUATION,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Pearson,David W. ; Thackray,Richard I.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Aviation occupations often require the performance of tasks under stressful conditions. Attempts to relate differences among individuals in performance under stress to personality variables have generally not been successful. Based upon responses to a fear of shock item in an attitude questionnaire describing numerous stressful situations, subjects were classified as high fear of shock or low fear of shock types. Results indicate significant differences between groups in both sets of measures and support the hypothesis that attitude questionnaires may be used to predict performance and bodily responses to specific stress situations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PREDICTIONS), QUESTIONNAIRES, STUDENTS, ANXIETY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), THREAT EVALUATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, AVIATION PERSONNEL, TEST METHODS, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTRODES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE