Accession Number : AD0715247

Title :   Performance Ratings and Personality Factors in Radar Controllers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Karson,Samuel ; O'Dell,Jerry W.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The purpose of the study was to determine whether primary or second-order personality questionnaire factors were related to job performance ratings on the Employee Appraisal Record in a sample of 264 radar controllers. A Pearson correlation matrix was computed based on 19 variables which included EAR part II and part IV, a motivational distortion score and the primary factors measured by the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. A principal axis factor analysis was completed with varimax rotation which yielded eight second-order factors which were identified as follows: I. Anxiety-versus-Dynamic Integration; II. Subduedness-versus-Independence; III. Criterion; IV. Cortertia-versus-Pathemia; V. Exvia-versus-Invia; VI. Intelligence; VII. Obsessive-Compulsive; VIII. Rebelliousness. While all of these second-order factors have been identified previously, the criterion variables were not related to any of the personality measures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*PERSONALITY, ANALYSIS), (*RADAR OPERATORS, PERSONALITY), EFFECTIVENESS, QUESTIONNAIRES, FACTOR ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE