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Completed research project

Title / Titel Assessment of mission orientation in pilots and its correlation with personality
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Accomplishing a flight mission is a complex task and contingent on a variety of facilitating conditions but also obstacles. Several factors play a role, including habitual decision making strategies, risk appraisals, and the personality of the pilots. In this project a set of developed assessment tools will be evaluated for reliability, stability and validity. Instruments will be identified that can be used for convergent and divergent validity. A set of computerized tasks will be administerd to several samples together with some personality scales and other measures as validation criterion. The results will help optimizing decision strategies.
Publications / Publikationen Platt, T. & Ruch, W. (2009). Mission Effectiveness: "Mindjet" Validation Project. Schweizer Luftwaffe, Fliegerärztliches Institut (FAI).
Keywords / Suchbegriffe pilots, personality assessment, risk assessment
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr Willibald Ruch (Project Leader)
MSc Tracey Platt
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Other Public Sources (e.g. Federal or Cantonal Agencies)
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Dr. med. Samuel W. Huber
Eidgenössisches Departement für Verteidigung,
Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport VBS
Fliegerärztliches Institut FAI /
AMC Schweiz
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jul 2009 to Oct 2010