Accession Number : ADA317514

Title :   A Path Model of U.S. Air Force Pilot Training and its Antecedents.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Ree, Malcolm J. ; Carretta, Thomas R. ; Teachout, Mark S.

PDF Url : ADA317514

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A causal model of the role of general cognitive ability and prior job knowledge in subsequent job knowledge acquisition and work sample performance during training was developed. Participants were 3,428 Air Force officers in pilot training. The measures of ability and prior job knowledge came from the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. The measures of job knowledge acquired during training were derived from classroom grades. Work sample measures came from check flight ratings. The causal model showed that ability directly influenced the acquisition of job knowledge. General cognitive ability influenced work samples through job knowledge. Prior job knowledge had almost no influence on subsequent job knowledge, but directly influenced the early work sample. Early training job knowledge influenced subsequent job knowledge and work sample performance. Finally, early work sample performance strongly influenced subsequent work sample performance.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *LEARNING, MODELS, FLIGHT TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, PILOTS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, OFFICER PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE