Accession Number : AD0776373

Title :   Instrument Flight Preference and Field Dependence,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : George,Eric R. ; Hofmann,Mark A.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Research is reported on the possible relationship between field dependence-independence, as measured by the rod and frame test (RFT), and aviator attitudes regarding IFR flight. The degree of aviator preference for actual instrument flight, determined by questionnaires and personal interviews, served as the basis for division of an aviator sample of 43 pilots into high and low preference groups. These groups were examined relative to each of the three field dependency measures derived from RFT performance. In addition, demographic data of both subject groups were reduced and examined. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Instrument flight, *Pilots, *Attitudes(Psychology), Questionnaires, Interviewing, Correlation techniques, Analysis of variance, Demography, Perception

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE