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Do Personality Traits Predict Training Performance?

Do Personality Traits Predict Training Performance? Most test batteries for the selection of ab initio airtraffic controllers (ATCOs) include a personality questionnaire. However, theliterature suggests that the relationship between personality and jobperformance is not straightforward: Correlations are found only for a limitedset of personality factors, depend on job characteristics, and are at best smallto moderate in size. Moreover, the relationship between personality scores andperformance can be curvilinear rather than linear. This research investigateswhether a personality test used for the selection of ATCOs predicts subsequenttraining performance. Training performance was measured in terms of instructorratings (N = 262) and training outcome(N = 431). The rated training performancecorrelated positively with general self-efficacy and team orientation, andnegatively with negativity and vulnerability. For some traits (i.e., generalself-efficacy and rebelliousness), curvilinear relationships were found. Acomparison of trait scores between students who had successfully completed andthose who had failed the training showed significant differences for 10 of the17 measured traits, all of which were in the expected direction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Do Personality Traits Predict Training Performance?

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2022 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000222
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Abstract

Most test batteries for the selection of ab initio airtraffic controllers (ATCOs) include a personality questionnaire. However, theliterature suggests that the relationship between personality and jobperformance is not straightforward: Correlations are found only for a limitedset of personality factors, depend on job characteristics, and are at best smallto moderate in size. Moreover, the relationship between personality scores andperformance can be curvilinear rather than linear. This research investigateswhether a personality test used for the selection of ATCOs predicts subsequenttraining performance. Training performance was measured in terms of instructorratings (N = 262) and training outcome(N = 431). The rated training performancecorrelated positively with general self-efficacy and team orientation, andnegatively with negativity and vulnerability. For some traits (i.e., generalself-efficacy and rebelliousness), curvilinear relationships were found. Acomparison of trait scores between students who had successfully completed andthose who had failed the training showed significant differences for 10 of the17 measured traits, all of which were in the expected direction.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: May 4, 2022

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