Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research





Key words

Flight Training, Culture, Safety, Student, Chinese


The safety of the aviation industry heavily depends on the performance of pilots. A pilot with a good cockpit culture improves safety performance. However, a lack of understanding of how a well-established aviation program impacts student pilots’ cockpit culture regarding power distance, masculinity, individualism, and uncertainty avoidance. This study aimed to investigate the training effect on Chinese student perceptions regarding power distance, masculinity, individualism, and uncertainty avoidance, and its related variables. The study collected 726 Chinese student pilots and analyzed their cockpit culture based on the survey data. The study examined the academic tenure influences on cockpit culture variables within student pilots. The profile analysis indicated that first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors had different profiles regarding the cockpit culture variables. Outcomes show that there is a positive influence on Chinese student pilots’ perception of power distance and individualism. The perception of masculinity increases with their academic tenures and uncertainty avoidance has a periodical pattern.

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