Accession Number : AD0777825

Title :   Personality and Physiological Correlates of Performance Decrement on a Monotonous Task Requiring Sustained Attention,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Thackray,Richard I. ; Jones,Karen N. ; Touchstone,Robert M.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The reductions in task load resulting from the increasing automation of air traffic control may actually increase the requirement for controllers to maintain high levels of sustained attention in order to detect infrequent system malfunctions. A previous study indicated that individuals scoring high on a distractibility scale found it difficult to maintain sustained attention on a monotonous, but perceptually demanding, task. The present study used the same serial reaction task to study other possible personality, as well as physiological, correlates of individual differences in performance decrement under low task-load conditions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *ATTRITION, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), *ATTENTION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, VIGILANCE, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, REACTION TIME, PERSONALITY, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE