ERIC Number: ED040352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Measures of Reaction to Threat of Physical Harm as Predictors of Performance in Military Aviation Training.
Boyles, Wiley R.
Data from subjective reports, objective performance measures, and physiological studies indicate that flight training per se places a great deal of stress on the trainee. In military flight training additional stresses are involved that may markedly increase the importance of reaction to threat of physical harm. This paper reports efforts to develop measures of reaction to physical harm threat and measures of change of confidence in ability to cope with that threat for use in the secondary selection process in U.S. Army aviation. The Background Activity Inventory test was used for assessing the stress component and the Situational Confidence Measures for the confidence component. The study showed that the confidence measure held up well. The stress measures were less stable. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Fear, Flight Training, Injuries, Measurement Techniques, Military Personnel, Motivation Techniques, Performance, Personnel Selection, Quality Control, Self Concept, Statistical Analysis
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.