Accession Number:

ADA252340

Title:

A Longitudinal Examination of Applicants to the Air Traffic Control Supervisory Identification and Development Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration began development of an extensive longitudinal database on its air traffic controller workforce following the strike of 1981. Since that time, data have been collected on thousands of air traffic controllers, spanning a period which covers their application to the federal government for employment to their achievement of a first-line supervisor position. This collection of papers examines a subset of air traffic control specialists who have completed the agencys supervisor selection program, beginning with their performance on the Office of Personnel Management test battery and other cognitive tests administered prior to completion of the air traffic controller Screen Program. Measures of academic, laboratory, and overall Screen performance were examined in relationship to aspects of performance in the supervisor selection program. Field training profiles were analyzed to determine differences between successful and unsuccessful supervisor selection program candidates and relationships with selection program performance. Finally, performance in the supervisor selection program was compared for those who were selected as first-line supervisors and those who were not. Selection, Air Traffic Control Specialist, First-Line Supervisor, Performance, Training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE