Accession Number : ADA147765


Title :   Selection of Air Traffic Controllers,


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Sells,S G ; Dailey,J T ; Pickrel,E W


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA147765


Report Date : Aug 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 619


Abstract : An encyclopedic report on air traffic controller selection research. Eighteen contributors have prepared twenty-five chapters encompassing research over the past 40 years. A historical review of controller selection research includes an international overview, U.S. research from 1941 to 19663, contributions of the Civil Aeromedical Institute and the Office of Aviation Medicine, and adjustments following the PATCO strike. A section on job analysis and characteristics of air traffic controllers is followed by six chapters on measurement of air traffic controlleer performance. These include Terminal, Enroute, and Flight Service Station training program assessment, controller skills tests, dynamic paper-and-pencil simulations for proficiency measurement, and criterion measurement in selection research. Research leading to the FAA's 1981 ATC selection tests includes chapters on development of the new Multiplex Controller Aptitude Test and Occupational Knowledge Test, personality assessment of ATC applicants, studies from 1972 through 1978 to validate the new selection tests, conformity of the new experimental battery to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Requirements, and recommendations for adoption of the new battery and further research. An overview of projected developments in ATC systems technology from now to the year 2000 is used to project changes that will occur in the air traffic controller's future role and function.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS , MEASUREMENT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PROFICIENCY , JOB ANALYSIS , APTITUDE TESTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE