Accession Number : AD0429858


Title :   HUMAN GROUP PERFORMANCE DURING CONFINEMENT,


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP MARIETTA GA


Personal Author(s) : Alluisi,Earl A ; Hall,Thomas J ; Hawkes,Glenn R ; Chiles,W Dean


Report Date : Nov 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using a work-rest schedule of 4hours-on-duty and 2-hours-off relative to using a 4-on and 4-off schedule in the operation of advanced aerospace systems. Six Air Force Academy Cadets were confined for 15 days in a simulated advanced-system crew compartment while following the 4-2 schedule, and two 5-man crews of USAF Pilots were confined for 30 days while following the 4-4 schedule. With proper control of selection and motivational factors, crews can work effectively for periods of at least two weeks and probably longer using a work-rest schedule of 4-hours-on-duty and 2-hours-off. With less demanding controls of selection and motivational factors, crews can work even more effectively for periods of at least a month and quite probably for 2 or 3 months using a schedule of 4-hours-on-duty and 4-hours-off. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL , SCHEDULING , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , CONTROL SYSTEMS , PILOTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SELECTION , MOTIVATION


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