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Annotated Bibliography of Research Relevant to the Development and Validation of the Situational Test of Aircrew Response Styles Inventory

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This annotated bibliography was constructed as a resource aid to be used in the development and validation of the Situational Test of Aircrew Response Styles STARS. It reviews research reported before approximately 1993 and has three primary goals 1 identify those personality or interpersonal skills constructs relevant for performing effectively as an aircraft commander, 2 identify which of these constructs could be measured using a situational judgment test SJT format, and 3 identify criteria appropriate for validating a test such as the STARS. Briefly, the STARS is a situational judgment test designed to measure the interpersonal effectiveness and personality attributes most critical for success as an Air Force pilot. The STARS presents respondents with realistic but difficult aircrew situations, and five possible responses for each situation. Respondents are asked to identify the one response that would be most effective and the one response that would be least effective in that situation. Research reports from three general topic areas were targeted for inclusion in the bibliography a pilot personality, b situational judgment tests, and c crew resource management. Both computerized and manual literature searches were conducted. The computerized searches were conducted in several different data bases a Books in Print, b ERIC, c the National Technical Information Service NTIS, d Psychological Abstracts, e Dissertation Abstracts, and f the Government Printing Office GPO Publications Reference File. The Defense RDTE On-Line System DROLS was used to access the Defense Technical Information Centers technical reports data base. In addition, the reference sections of all relevant articles were manually searched. Using these search methods, 92 pilot personality, 27 situational judgment test, and 151 crew resource management articles were identified and reviewed.

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  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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