Accession Number : ADA953459

Title :   Crew Member Agreement on B-52 Crew Operating Procedures as an Index of Crew Proficiency.

Descriptive Note : Draft copy,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Krumm, R. L.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Previous research in the area of crew operating procedures had suggested that establishment of such procedures was a useful index of crew proficiency. The derived score was found to be related to supervisors' ratings and to crew experience together, but not related to objective records of performance. It had been concluded that a measure of establishment of Crew Operating Procedures (COP) would 'serve as an additional objective criterion of crew effectiveness.' The purpose of the present investigation was to replicate the intent of the previous research. That is, the effort was to be directed toward further study of the 'COP' concept as a measure of crew effectiveness, though no restrictions were placed upon the study with respect to test format, test content, or scoring procedures. The subjects were to be B-52 crews at varying levels of experience. The results confirmed, in a sense, the findings of the previous study in that operational cross-knowledge is related to crew proficiency. However, the findings suggest that this is not because of establishment of Crew Operating Procedures. In fact, the COP measure was negatively related to most of the other measures. This contradictory finding may be attributed to the different scoring procedures employed in the two studies.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *PROFICIENCY, AGREEMENTS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), LEADERSHIP, SCORING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE