Accession Number : ADA260227


Title :   The Five-Factor Personality Model and Naval Aviation Candidates,


Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL


Personal Author(s) : Helton, Kathleen T. ; Street, David R., Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260227.pdf


Report Date : NOV 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : As personality testing has improved, various models for constructing and interpreting aviation selection tests have been proposed. Of particular interest to our study is the use of the five-factor personality model to naval aviation selection test interpretation and development. The five personality factors are conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, extraversion, and neuroticism. Therefore, we conducted a joint factor analysis on the Pilot Personality Questionnaire (PPQ) and the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) taken by 158 Navy and Marine Corps student aviators. A principal component analysis (PCA) and a factor analysis (FA) with varimax rotations produced a robust five-factor solution. On the basis of content analysis, the FA factors obtained in our study coincided with the five classic dimensions of the five-factor personality model. Although investigations of personality in pilot selection have yielded mixed results, the finding of a five-factor solution in our study suggests that the five-factor personality model may be useful in personality testing in aviation selection decisions. Personality, Selection, Performance measurement, Computer-based testing


Descriptors :   *PERSONALITY TESTS , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *AVIATION PERSONNEL , *FACTOR ANALYSIS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MEASUREMENT , NAVAL AVIATION , MODELS , STUDENTS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , MARINE CORPS AVIATION , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , QUESTIONNAIRES , PERSONALITY.


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
      PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE