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A preliminary evaluation of causal models of male and female acquisition of pilot skills.
Int J Aviat Psychol. 1997; 7(4):353-64.IJ

Abstract

Based on a previous study, a causal model of acquisition of pilot job knowledge and flying skills was tested on separate samples of male and female students. Causal model parameters were estimated separately for each sample and, due to the small sample size for women, no between-groups statistical tests were conducted. The results are viewed as tentative because of the small sample of female students; however, the path coefficient parameter estimates are still useful. The model showed a direct influence of general cognitive ability (g) on the acquisition of job knowledge and an indirect influence on the acquisition of flying skills. The direct and indirect influence of cognitive ability on flying skills was a little stronger for women than for men. Additionally, the path between prior job knowledge (JKp) and flying performance was somewhat stronger for women than for men. Consistent with previous findings, the influence of early flying skills on later flying skills was very strong. No argument for a sex-separated training syllabus is supported.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Armstrong Laboratory, Brooks Air Force Base, TX, USA. carretta@alhrm.brooks.af.milNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11540968

Citation

Carretta, T R., and M J. Ree. "A Preliminary Evaluation of Causal Models of Male and Female Acquisition of Pilot Skills." The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, vol. 7, no. 4, 1997, pp. 353-64.
Carretta TR, Ree MJ. A preliminary evaluation of causal models of male and female acquisition of pilot skills. Int J Aviat Psychol. 1997;7(4):353-64.
Carretta, T. R., & Ree, M. J. (1997). A preliminary evaluation of causal models of male and female acquisition of pilot skills. The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 7(4), 353-64.
Carretta TR, Ree MJ. A Preliminary Evaluation of Causal Models of Male and Female Acquisition of Pilot Skills. Int J Aviat Psychol. 1997;7(4):353-64. PubMed PMID: 11540968.
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