Risk-Taking Performance of Military Personnel: Sex Differences and Practice Effects
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB
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An initial search of literature dealing with sex differences and performance variables led to several conclusions about past research in the area a large number of studies have been reported Hudgens Fatkin, 1980, cited about 1500 references most of those studies were conducted by researchers whose primary interest was the performance variable rather than the sex variable which appeared most often to be included only incidentally and most of the studies represented one-time efforts both in that repeated measures were not obtained within the investigation and in that the investigations were not followed up to determine the reliability of, generality of or factors responsible for the sex differences observed. The present program was established to perform more intensive investigations of sex differences on performance variables of potential importance to military applications.
- Military Forces and Organizations