ERIC Number: ED228437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Flight Instructor-Student Pilot Perceptive Similarity and Its Effect on Flight Training Time.
Kreienkamp, Ronald A.
This study attempts to identify factors that may contribute to the learning process of the student pilot in order to lower flight costs while maintaining or increasing safety factors. Specifically, it tests the hypothesis that a significant relationship exists between the similarity of flight instructor and student pilot perceptive styles and the performance of the student pilot. If such a relationship exists, students and instructors can be matched, thus saving time necessary to obtain a private pilot's license. The sample population used in this study was 32 college students (22 males and 10 females) from the University of North Dakota in 1982. Subjects' personality differences were measured with form F of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The test contained indexes for determining each of four basic preferences: extrovert-introvert, sensing-intuitive, thinking-feeling, and judging-perceiving. The study found that only the extrovert-introvert differences between male student pilots and their flight instructors compared with student pilot flight training time were statistically significant. This result suggests that if male student pilots are paired with their instructors on the proximity of their scores on the extrovert-introvert scale of the MBTI, student pilots can be trained in less time. (The study was limited by small sample size and the absence of controls for intervening variables.) (KC)
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Cost Effectiveness, Flight Training, Individualized Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Perception, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Psychological Patterns, Safety Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Time Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of North Dakota
Note: Master's Thesis, University of North Dakota.