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Volume

6

Issue

2

Publisher

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Abstract

This study examined the preliminary results of a project designed to identify a method to predict successful student completion of a collegiate professional pilot curriculum. The study undertook to evaluate the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) as a predictive instrument. The EPPS was administered to 185 collegiate professional pilot candidates. The results were analyzed by means of a stepwise regression analysis. The findings indicated that only two variables were statistically significant in explaining the variance. These variables were Change and Autonomy. In combination, these variables explained approximately 4.8% of the total variance. Due to the low percentage of the total variance explained, the value of the EPPS as a predictor of success in collegiate professional pilot curricula must be seriously questioned.

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