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Predicting Fear of Flying and Positive Emotions Towards Air Travel

Predicting Fear of Flying and Positive Emotions Towards Air Travel The purpose of this study was to assess both fear of flying and positiveemotions regarding air travel. A sample of 270 participants recruited at thelocal airport and from a university campus completed a questionnaire measuringfear of flying (Flight Anxiety Situations Questionnaire) as well as positiveemotions toward flying. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to examine amodel for predicting both fear of flying and positive emotions regarding airtravel. Fear of flying was predicted by sex, recent flying experience, andstress/worry regarding check-in and security checks. Positiveemotions were unrelated to demographic variables and flying experience, but werepredicted by satisfaction with check-in and security checks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Predicting Fear of Flying and Positive Emotions Towards Air Travel

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000011
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess both fear of flying and positiveemotions regarding air travel. A sample of 270 participants recruited at thelocal airport and from a university campus completed a questionnaire measuringfear of flying (Flight Anxiety Situations Questionnaire) as well as positiveemotions toward flying. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to examine amodel for predicting both fear of flying and positive emotions regarding airtravel. Fear of flying was predicted by sex, recent flying experience, andstress/worry regarding check-in and security checks. Positiveemotions were unrelated to demographic variables and flying experience, but werepredicted by satisfaction with check-in and security checks.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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