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The use of a perceptual speed test in civilian pilot selection

Hörmann, Hans-Jürgen and Damos, Diane (2019) The use of a perceptual speed test in civilian pilot selection. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May 7-10, Dayton, Ohio.

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Abstract

Perceptual speed is an important attribute for success as a pilot and has been assessed in many pilot selection batteries. The Tabular Speed Test (TST), a paper-and-pencil test of perceptual speed, was administered to 227 ab initio pilots and 152 licensed pilots who applied for employment at a large European airline. The airline had a multi-stage selection process including a computerized battery assessing quantitative and spatial abilities, short-term memory, psychomotor performance, multi-tasking, and personality. The number of correct responses (NC) had significant positive correlations for both ab initio and licensed pilots with measures of quantitative and spatial abilities, visual memory, multi-tasking, and psychomotor performance, but not with personality. The number of incorrect responses (NW) was correlated with Emotional Instability and Openness for licensed pilots but not with measures of cognitive ability.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127488/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The use of a perceptual speed test in civilian pilot selection
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hörmann, Hans-JürgenHans.Hoermann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6358-7027
Damos, DianeDamos AviationUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 391-396
Status:Published
Keywords:Perceptual speed, pilot selection, selection test, pilots
Event Title:20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology
Event Location:Dayton, Ohio
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:May 7-10
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Hörmann, Dr.phil. Hans-Jürgen
Deposited On:21 May 2019 17:24
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:25

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