Data from approximately 24 students enrolled in the aviation programs at two medium sized Midwestern universities were analyzed as part of this study. Students were asked to take a personality test, the Hogan Development Survey, and share their cumulative GPA. Using multiple regression to analyze the information, we investigated if the Hogan Development Survey can be used to predict student’s performance in collegiate aviation programs (student GPA). A better understanding of how to train and select pilots has the potential to reduce the costs and time spent educating students who are likely to drop out or perform poorly in aviation programs. Therefore, we find this study to be both interesting and practical. Results are discussed in terms of limitations and recommendations for future studies.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
McChesney, J. (2017). The Hogan Development Survey: Personality in Selecting and Training Aviation Pilots [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/683/
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