Aviation safety requires optimization of human--machine interaction. Although machines brings great reliability and consistency, human survival has depended on behavioral diversity and the ability to adapt to the unexpected. The 2 approaches, reliability and adaptability, complement each other, but only if humans bring the proper adaptive responses to the human--machine interaction. In this paper, the authors identify pilot response predispositions that contribute to safe flying and report on the development of a 132-item, 16-scale Pilot Response Predisposition Inventory (PRPI). The scales were validated against 2 different groups of pilots. Results support the validity of the instrument for research, for pilot counseling, and possibly for some selection purposes. Use of the instrument to deny or suspend licensure or to make similar administrative or personalized decisions is not recommended.

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    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Rodgers, D A
    • Covington, E C
    • Jensen, R S
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2000 12:00AM