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dc.contributor.advisorShattuck, Nita Lewis
dc.contributor.advisorButtrey, Samuel E.
dc.contributor.authorGonzales, Rachel A.
dc.dateMar-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T16:31:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T16:31:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52983
dc.description.abstractThe Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) command requested a sleep and performance study of the instructors and students of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2- 16. Specifically, MAWTS-1 leadership wanted to know whether crew rest periods were being used for sleep and whether fatigue posed a risk to personnel during the course. This thesis expanded upon prior studies in military educational environments. The WTI 2-16 study collected sleep and performance data via wrist-worn actigraphy and psychomotor vigilance tests (PVT). Sleep duration and efficiency remained high throughout the course, but participation waned before the study ended. Both instructors and students appeared to receive adequate sleep of good quality (overall mean 7.4 hrs/night). There was little variability in the sleep patterns (i.e., WTI participants were abiding by the crew rest regulations). Compliance posed a significant challenge and limited the ability to correlate sleep to performance. We also measured self-reported fatigue and mood using standardized questionnaires. Results from subjective assessments showed a significant increase in self-reported fatigue as the course progressed. This thesis outlines a detailed methodology and lessons learned for follow-on studies of this type and recommends improvements to future studies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/weaponsndtactics1094552983
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleWeapons and tactics instructor course 2-16 sleep and performance studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRaffetto, Mark
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.subject.authoractigraphyen_US
dc.subject.authorpsychomotor vigilance test (PVT)en_US
dc.subject.authorchronic fatigueen_US
dc.subject.authorperformanceen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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