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A BIG FIVE PROFILE OF THE MILITARY PILOT: A META-ANALYSIS

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Date Issued:
2007
Abstract:
Attempting to improve the selection process of military aviators, an empirical review of the literature was undertaken to provide a more accurate, empirically based estimate of the true population personality profile of the military aviator. Results are reported from a meta-analysis of standardized mean differences between military aviators and the general population on the Big Five personality domains. Eighteen studies were identified which met all inclusion criteria. The Hedges and Olkin (1985) random-effects model was applied. Weighted mean effects, confidence intervals, heterogeneity of effects and fail-safe N were computed. Four of the Big Five domains were found to have significant effects, suggesting military aviators were less neurotic and agreeable and more extraverted and conscientious than the general population. All tests of homogeneity were nonsignificant; therefore, no moderators were investigated. Avenues for future research to further identify the predictive validity of personality on military aviator selection are considered.
Title: A BIG FIVE PROFILE OF THE MILITARY PILOT: A META-ANALYSIS.
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Name(s): Castaneda, Michael Anthony, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract: Attempting to improve the selection process of military aviators, an empirical review of the literature was undertaken to provide a more accurate, empirically based estimate of the true population personality profile of the military aviator. Results are reported from a meta-analysis of standardized mean differences between military aviators and the general population on the Big Five personality domains. Eighteen studies were identified which met all inclusion criteria. The Hedges and Olkin (1985) random-effects model was applied. Weighted mean effects, confidence intervals, heterogeneity of effects and fail-safe N were computed. Four of the Big Five domains were found to have significant effects, suggesting military aviators were less neurotic and agreeable and more extraverted and conscientious than the general population. All tests of homogeneity were nonsignificant; therefore, no moderators were investigated. Avenues for future research to further identify the predictive validity of personality on military aviator selection are considered.
Identifier: WFE0000097 (IID), uwf:60698 (fedora)
Note(s): M.A.
Department of Psychology
Masters
Subject(s): Personality, aviators, meta-analysis, Big Five, aviation
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