STRESS IN AIR TRAFFIC PERSONNEL-LOW-DENSITY TOWERS AND FLIGHT SERVICE STATIONS

Ten air-traffic control specialists at low traffic-density towers were monitored for stress and anxiety levels. The subjects ranged in age from 23 to 60 years old and included two female participants. The subjects were instrumented for ambulatory electrocardiography. Urine specimens representing both day and night periods were collected and analyzed for 17-ketogenic steroids, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and creatinine. Subjects were evaluated for psychological arousal states before and after each workday. Results are presented for mean heart rates, the stress indices at various facilities, mean A-Trait and A-State raw scores, and facility rank as obtained by urinary-metabolite indications of on-duty arousal.

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    Aerospace Medical Association

    320 South Henry Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314-3579
  • Authors:
    • Melton, C E
    • Smith, R C
    • McKenzie, J M
    • Wicks, S M
    • Saldfivar, J T
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00180151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM