Accession Number:

ADA055009

Title:

The Relationship of Predevelopmental '150' Training with Noncompetitively Selected Air Traffic Control Trainees to FAA Academy Success,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Past studies have demonstrated that women and minorities are less likely to be selected as FAA air traffic controllers than are nonminority men, and, when selected, are less likely to be successful. One major reason for this is that women and minorities have less aviation-related background experience. In response to this need the 150 Predevelopmental program was begun to give those selected for the program a 1-year orientation to aviation and air traffic control prior to FAA Academy training. The purpose of this research was to study the unique relationship between Predevelopmental training and Academy success. An overview of the relationships between various background characteristics, selection measures, Predevelopmental training measures, and Academy measures was first computed. Then, through path analysis the significant relationships were considered simultaneously to determine the unique relationship between Predevelopmental training and Academy success. The path models indicated that Predevelopmental training overall does enhance a trainees potential for Academy success with a possible differential effect according to minority status. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE