Criteria Dimensions of Adaptability to Pilot Training
SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX
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A factor analysis of 22 variables obtained for aviation cadets during pilot training revealed five interpretable factors Peer Respect, Peer Acceptance, Military Conformity, Academic Achievement, and Flying Achievement. Several of these could be matched with factors extracted in an earlier study, indicating relatively stable behavior dimensions. Hypotheses derived from the construct of adaptability were supported by comparison of factor scores for groups of subject classified according to training outcome as pass, ability fail, motivational fail, or emotional fail. This was considered evidence for the validity of the construct.
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