Accession Number : ADA328908

Title :   Using the NEO-PI-R to Assess the Personality of US Air Force Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Aug 96-Jul 97,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Callister, Joseph D. ; King, Raymond E. ; Retzlaff, Paul D. ; Marsh, Royden W.

PDF Url : ADA328908

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The study of pilot personality has a long and controversial history. Personality characteristics are fairly poor predictors of training completion, but are probably better predictors of operational performance. Personality characteristics are also important considerations in clinical psychological assessment. The current paper describes the personality characteristics of 1301 US Air Force students pilots based on the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R). Compared to male adult norms, male student pilots had higher levels of extraversion and lower levels of agreeableness. Compared to female adult norms, female student pilots had higher levels of extraversion and higher levels of openness as well as lower levels of agreeableness. Percentile tables for the five domain scores and 30 facet scales are provided and discussed for clinical use. A case study is also provided as an example of the clinical utility of these US Air Force norms.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *PERSONALITY TESTS, *PSYCHOLOGY, PREDICTIONS, STUDENTS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE