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Psychomotor screening for USAF pilot candidates: selecting a valid criterion.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 1989 Dec; 60(12):1153-6.AS

Abstract

Subjects for this research were 153 prospective pilots who were tested on computerized versions of the Two Hand Coordination (2HC) and Complex Coordination (CC) psychomotor tests. Independent variables included five basic error scores associated with the two psychomotor tests. The criterion for pilot performance was conceptualized as a function of the number of flying hours required to graduate from Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPTFLY). Results of MANOVA and multiple regression analyses revealed that performance on the two psychomotor tests was significantly related to the criterion for pilot performance (UPTFLY). The multiple regression analysis resulted in 27.1% of the variability of UPTFLY being accounted for by psychomotor performance. When the data were reanalyzed using a pass/fail UPT criterion the variability accounted for remained high, suggesting an anomaly associated with sample selection. Undergraduate pilot training outcome (pass/fail) remains the most valid criterion for Undergraduate Pilot Training success.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychomotor Division, Human Performance Laboratory, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0280.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2604669

Citation

Cox, R H.. "Psychomotor Screening for USAF Pilot Candidates: Selecting a Valid Criterion." Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 60, no. 12, 1989, pp. 1153-6.
Cox RH. Psychomotor screening for USAF pilot candidates: selecting a valid criterion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1989;60(12):1153-6.
Cox, R. H. (1989). Psychomotor screening for USAF pilot candidates: selecting a valid criterion. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 60(12), 1153-6.
Cox RH. Psychomotor Screening for USAF Pilot Candidates: Selecting a Valid Criterion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1989;60(12):1153-6. PubMed PMID: 2604669.
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