PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ADVANCED NAVAL AIR TRAINING: ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT PERFORMANCE RATINGS.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CORP NEW YORK
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Evidence derived from the study of eleven classes of Naval Student Pilots initially numbering 369 of whom 250 completed Advanced Training indicates that measures of flight proficiency in Basic Training have a positive but small relationship to similar measures of Advanced flight performance. There appeared some tendency for proficiency in Basic to be related to proficiency in Advanced, but prediction of individual performance from one to the other is not justified on the basis of the present findings. The smallness of the relationship discovered between Basic and Advanced performance first suggests that considerable caution be exercised in evaluating tests against current jacket analysis data for either level. If selection tests were used to predict some measure of performance currently available in Basic Training, they would probably eliminate many students who would otherwise succeed in Advanced Training. The need for improving methods of assessing flight performance in Basic and Advanced Training is discussed. Author
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