Locus of Control, Risk Orientation, and Decision Making Among U.S. Army Aviators
Final rept. Jul 2008-May 2009
ARTIS LLC HERNDON VA
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This report was developed under the Small Business Innovative Research Program Phase I. The goal of the research was to develop a set of web-based prototype scales that would assess hazardous events, locus of control, safety-related attitudes, and risk orientation among U.S. Army Aviators. New measurement scales with an Army focus were developed that were modeled after civilian scales. These scales were Army Hazardous Events Scale, Army Locus of Control Scale, Army Safety Attitudes Scale, and Army Aviation Scenarios Scale. In four surveys the scales were administered to samples of Army Aviators and their responses were used to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the scales. All the scales were found to exhibit good psychometric reliability and several of the sub-scales from the measures were significantly correlated with self-reported accident involvement.