[Validity of Sternberg dualtask in evaluating flight ability and effect of educational factor].Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 1998 Dec; 11(6):439-43.SM
Validity of the Sternberg dualtask (tracking task and remember) for evaluating flight ability of military pilots, and the influencing factors were studied in 112 grade pilots with different educational levels, ages and kinds of planes. The evaluations of their flight ability were made by their leaders using the multiple-criterion evaluation system. The results showed: the Sternberg dualtask can be used to evaluate the abilities of rapid reaction of operating fighters; the influence of the educational level and age should be considered during evaluating flight ability. It suggests that the Sternberg dualtask is very effective in evaluating flight ability, and it shows that fighter pilots with high educational level, age from 25 to 29, are best candidates for astronauts in China.