Accession Number : AD0767651

Title :   An Analysis of the Relationship Between State-Trait Anxiety and Student Naval Aviator Performance.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Holzapfel,Jon David

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : To properly select individuals for flight training using anxiety as a predictor, it was necessary to investigate various aspects of anxiety. Initially, anxiety must be defined and its relationship to learning and task performance revealed. Additionally the effects of an instructor pilot known as a 'screamer' were analyzed. Empirical data was drawn from flight students at Patrol Squadron 31 using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and a supplementary questionnaire. Although no statistically significant correlations between state and trait anxiety and flight grades were revealed, the correlations were all negative as face validity would indicate. Additionally, of thirty-three students, all indicated the 'screamer' as a detriment to learning and task performance to various degrees. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*ANXIETY, *LEARNING), STUDENTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, INSTRUCTORS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE