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An analysis of the relationship between state-trait anxiety and student naval aviator performance.

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Authors
Holzapfel, Jon David.
Subjects
anxiety
pilot training
state and trait anxiety
Advisors
Senger, John D.
Date of Issue
1973-06
Date
June 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
To properly select individuals for flight training using anxiety as a predictor, it was necessary to investigate various aspects of anxiety. Initially, anxiety must be defined and its relationship to learning and task performance revealed. Additionally the effects of an instructor pilot known as a "screamer" were analyzed. Empirical data was drawn from flight students at Patrol Squadron Thirty-One using the. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and a Supplementary Questionnaire. Although no statistically significant correlations between state and trait anxiety and flight grades were revealed, the correlations were all negative as face validity would indicate. Additionally, of thirty-three students, all indicated the "screamer" as a detriment to learning and task performance to various degrees.
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Operations Research and Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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