Accession Number : ADP001386

Title :   The Personality Research Form (PRF) as a Prediction for Success in Pilot Training,

Corporate Author : CANADIAN FORCES PERSONNEL APPLIED RESEARCH UNIT TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Vandyke,G. A.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This study examined the utility of Jackson's Personality Research Form (PRF) in the selection of aircrew in the Canadian Forces. A total of 1962 male candidates completed either the English or French version of Form E. Major findings focused on the validity scales, anglophone versus francophone differences on the 22 scales and the predictive validity of the scales against performance in flying training. Results show that while Infrequency scores are within the range reported by Jackson, the Desirability scores obtained were very high. There are also some significant correlations between Desirability scores and scores on other trait scales. There were a number of differences between performance of anglophone and francophone subjects and these will be discussed, together with other early stage psychometric evaluations of the Form. The PRF may prove usefull in the counselling of candidates who are interested in becoming military pilots. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personality tests, *Air Force personnel, *Flight crews, *Personnel selection, Performance(Human), Aptitudes, Response, Test methods, Statistical analysis, Scoring, Validation, Predictions, Military forces(Foreign), Canada, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE