Accession Number : ADA327307

Title :   Assessment of Psychological Factors in Aviators.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : McGlohn, Suzanne E.

PDF Url : ADA327307

Report Date : 01 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Improving our understanding of the psychological makeup of male and female pilots is the objective of Assessment of Psychological Factors in Aviators (APFA). Of particular interest are the stressors of mixed gender aircrew squadrons and the psychological concerns related to combat and deployment. An improved understanding of these two issues will improve safety and increase mission readiness. Little is known about the psychological characteristics of female pilots and pilots who fly crewed aircraft. Fighter, test, and light attack pilots, along with astronauts are most frequently studied at the expense of tanker/transport pilots, navigators, weapon systems operators, and flight surgeons. Due to the former combat exclusion rule, the majority of female pilots have been assigned to tankers and transports.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PILOTS, *FEMALES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, FLIGHT CREWS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AVIATION SAFETY, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL ABILITY, PERSONALITY, GENDER DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE