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Effects of Stress on Perceived Performance of Collegiate Aviators

Effects of Stress on Perceived Performance of Collegiate Aviators Studies have shown that elevated levels of stress can have a significant impacton an individual’s cognitive processes. This study evaluated the effectsof stress on the perceived flight performance of collegiate aviators. ThePerceived Stress Scale (PSS) was used to group the participants into one ofthree stress groups (low, medium, or high). The study participants’levels of perceived flight performance were also measured using a survey. Theresults of the study indicated that the low stress group and the medium stressgroup had perceived flight performance scores that were significantly higherthan those of the high stress group. Additionally, a strong negative correlationwas found between the participants’ stress levels and their perceivedperformance levels. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Effects of Stress on Perceived Performance of Collegiate Aviators

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000054
Publisher site
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Abstract

Studies have shown that elevated levels of stress can have a significant impacton an individual’s cognitive processes. This study evaluated the effectsof stress on the perceived flight performance of collegiate aviators. ThePerceived Stress Scale (PSS) was used to group the participants into one ofthree stress groups (low, medium, or high). The study participants’levels of perceived flight performance were also measured using a survey. Theresults of the study indicated that the low stress group and the medium stressgroup had perceived flight performance scores that were significantly higherthan those of the high stress group. Additionally, a strong negative correlationwas found between the participants’ stress levels and their perceivedperformance levels.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Mar 14, 2014

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