Accession Number : ADA328834

Title :   Psychological Aspects of Aviators' Success.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Dec 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : McGlohn, Suzanne E.

PDF Url : ADA328834

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This study compared female and male Air Force pilots across four differing methodologies. A computerized interview survey indicated several gender differences in attitudes toward military aviation. Males appear to continue to be uncomfortable with mixed squadrons. Females seem to have concerns about flying in combat. An in-depth personality test showed female pilots were in between male pilots and college student controls. A more global personality study showed that there are differences between early and mid-career female pilots with apparent changes across time. Finally, a new test of personality, psychopathology, and crew interaction was developed in order to more specifically quantify gender, selection, training, and retention issues.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *PILOTS, *MALES, *PERSONALITY TESTS, *PERSONALITY, *FEMALES, GLOBAL, STUDENTS, AERONAUTICS, CAREERS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SURVEYS, CREWS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MIXING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, SQUADRONS, INTERVIEWING, GENDER DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE