Accession Number:

ADA239969

Title:

The Development of Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) for Evaluating USAF Pilot Training Performance

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper Oct 1989-Mar 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to develop Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales BARS which could be used by instructor pilots IPs to evaluate their students on eight personality characteristics considered important to flying fighter-type aircraft. IPs generated behavioral examples which reflected good, average, and poor job behaviors for each personality dimension. These job behaviors were randomized and presented to another group of IPs who tried to match each behavior with the personality characteristic it best represented. The IPs demonstrated sufficient agreement to develop BARS for four of the eight personality characteristics achievement motivation, assertiveness, cooperativeness, and stress tolerance. The behavioral examples generated for the retained personality characteristics were evaluated for their use as scale anchor points. Several uses of BARS in the flying training environment were discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE