Accession Number : AD0751312

Title :   A Comparative Study of Female and Male Air Traffic Controller Trainees,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Cobb,Bart B. ; Mathews,John J. ; Lay,Carolyn D.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The study compares age, education, pre-FAA experience, aptitudes, training-course performance measures, and post-Academy attrition rates of the 83 women who entered basic air traffic control (ATC) training at the FAA Academy during November 1968 through March 1970 with those of various samples of the 3,760 males who entered training during the same period. The study revealed no significant differences between the means of the female and male trainees with respect to age and educational level. When samples of the 83 females were compared with groups of male trainees in terms of performance on 36 different aptitude tests, only four mean differences, all of which favored the females, proved statistically significant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, *FEMALES), (*MALES, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), EDUCATION, ATTRITION, SELECTION, TRAINING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE