The present study examined the utility of testingnoncognitive aptitudes as a predictor of graduation from US Air Force airtraffic controller (ATC) training. A total of 1,003 training candidatesparticipated in the study. Results of logistic regression indicate thatnoncognitive areas of functioning at the start of training significantlypredicted graduation beyond the effects of a measure of cognitive aptitude.Higher levels of emotional self-awareness, self-actualization, reality testing,stress tolerance, happiness, and approach to problem solving best differentiatedgraduates from nongraduates. The results of the study suggest such areas offunctioning are important for training success.
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors – American Psychological Association
Published: Jan 1, 2015