Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Graduate

group

Worldwide

Authors' Class Standing

Sean Crouse, Graduate Elizabeth Combs, Graduate Katherine Bell, Graduate Geovanny Lopez, Graduate Lissa Bern, Graduate Kimberly Bracewell, Graduate Scott Winter, Faculty Stephen Rice, Faculty

Lead Presenter's Name

Kimberly Bracewell

Lead Presenter's College

DB College of Aviation

Faculty Mentor Name

Scott Winter

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the type of person who would be willing to fly with children in various scenarios.

A quantitative methodology and a non-experimental research approach were used in this study. A two-stage approach created a regression equation then assessed model fit. Six hundred and twenty participants were recruited for the study. The dataset was split randomly into two groups to facilitate the two-stage approach, resulting in 310 participants per stage. The study used 14 possible predictors to determine willingness to fly in five different scenarios.

Five models were created and found between two and four predictors of passengers who were willing to fly with children in various scenarios. We were able to explain between 14.3% and 18.6% of the variance. All five equations were assessed for model fit and found to support a good model fit.

Many aviation studies have examined willingness to fly in various scenarios; however, no research specific to the type of person who would be willing to fly with children has been explored. This study aims to fill that gap by exploring the type of person who would fly with children in five different scenarios.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark, SURF, Research Abroad, Student Internal Grants, or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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What Type of Person Would Be Willing to Fly with Children? A Multi-Model Analysis

The purpose of this study was to assess the type of person who would be willing to fly with children in various scenarios.

A quantitative methodology and a non-experimental research approach were used in this study. A two-stage approach created a regression equation then assessed model fit. Six hundred and twenty participants were recruited for the study. The dataset was split randomly into two groups to facilitate the two-stage approach, resulting in 310 participants per stage. The study used 14 possible predictors to determine willingness to fly in five different scenarios.

Five models were created and found between two and four predictors of passengers who were willing to fly with children in various scenarios. We were able to explain between 14.3% and 18.6% of the variance. All five equations were assessed for model fit and found to support a good model fit.

Many aviation studies have examined willingness to fly in various scenarios; however, no research specific to the type of person who would be willing to fly with children has been explored. This study aims to fill that gap by exploring the type of person who would fly with children in five different scenarios.

 

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