Presenter Email

brookj27@my.erau.edu

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

14-8-2018 11:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Other Topic Area

Pilot education and personality

Keywords

Personality, Pilot education

Abstract

Extroverts and introverts have unique approaches to new materials that make learning more efficient. In fields like aviation, where quick learning and responses are required, students struggle because preferred comprehension strategies are not utilized. The research question is whether introverts/extroverts learn better when given the option to approach materials using strategies that match their personality type. A total of twenty-four participants from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Program will be chosen and placed into one of two different groups (extrovert/introvert) using a median split. The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire – Revised (EPQ-R) will determine personality trait (introvert or extrovert). All participants will then be given instructions on how to complete two different flight maneuvers (DME Arc and Direct entry to a hold). A two-way mixed design will have participants experience both maneuvers with a different treatment for each. The two treatments are receiving instructions either from a confederate or as a written document. Despite which medium is being presented, all instructions are the same. Participants will perform both maneuvers on the flight simulator to determine if the treatment was beneficial or not to their flight performance. The independent variable (IV) for this study is introversion/extroversion personality trait and type of instruction. The dependent variable (DV) is flight performance measured by altitude, bank angle and course. The hypothesis is that participant performance will be increased when the presentation is associated to specific personality type, such as extroverts performing better when receiving oral instructions.

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Aug 14th, 10:30 AM Aug 14th, 11:45 AM

Examining the Different Learning Strategies Between Extroverts and Introverts Among Flight Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Extroverts and introverts have unique approaches to new materials that make learning more efficient. In fields like aviation, where quick learning and responses are required, students struggle because preferred comprehension strategies are not utilized. The research question is whether introverts/extroverts learn better when given the option to approach materials using strategies that match their personality type. A total of twenty-four participants from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Program will be chosen and placed into one of two different groups (extrovert/introvert) using a median split. The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire – Revised (EPQ-R) will determine personality trait (introvert or extrovert). All participants will then be given instructions on how to complete two different flight maneuvers (DME Arc and Direct entry to a hold). A two-way mixed design will have participants experience both maneuvers with a different treatment for each. The two treatments are receiving instructions either from a confederate or as a written document. Despite which medium is being presented, all instructions are the same. Participants will perform both maneuvers on the flight simulator to determine if the treatment was beneficial or not to their flight performance. The independent variable (IV) for this study is introversion/extroversion personality trait and type of instruction. The dependent variable (DV) is flight performance measured by altitude, bank angle and course. The hypothesis is that participant performance will be increased when the presentation is associated to specific personality type, such as extroverts performing better when receiving oral instructions.

 

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