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Personality factors affecting pilot combat performance: a preliminary investigation.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 1994 May; 65(5 Suppl):A45-8.AS

Abstract

Reviews of the research literature have generally concluded that personality factors contribute little to pilot performance. One possible explanation for the failure to find stronger relationships may be due to the lack of appropriate taxonomies for both personality constructs and for performance constructs. The present research was designed to examine the relationship between personality and combat performance using the "Big Five" model of personality and a multi-component model of pilot combat performance. A sample of 100 USAF pilots rated the importance of 60 traits for effective performance on performance dimensions such as flying skills and crew management. The results indicated that pilots from different aircraft agreed that the personality trait of Conscientiousness was the most important determinant of performance on all performance dimensions. Implications for pilot selection are discussed.

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Armstrong Laboratory, Brooks AFB, TX 78235-5352.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8018078

Citation

Siem, F M., and M W. Murray. "Personality Factors Affecting Pilot Combat Performance: a Preliminary Investigation." Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 65, no. 5 Suppl, 1994, pp. A45-8.
Siem FM, Murray MW. Personality factors affecting pilot combat performance: a preliminary investigation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1994;65(5 Suppl):A45-8.
Siem, F. M., & Murray, M. W. (1994). Personality factors affecting pilot combat performance: a preliminary investigation. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 65(5 Suppl), A45-8.
Siem FM, Murray MW. Personality Factors Affecting Pilot Combat Performance: a Preliminary Investigation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1994;65(5 Suppl):A45-8. PubMed PMID: 8018078.
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