PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SAFETY ATTITUDE AMONG AVIATORS: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY
Keywords:Aviation, Personality, Safety Attitude, Aviators, Commercial pilots, General Aviation pilots
Objective: The current study was aimed to determine the relationship between personality traits and safety attitudes among the aviators of Pakistan.
Design of the study: Correlational and Predictive research design.
Place and Duration of the study: Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, and Karachi Pakistan. March, 2018 – April, 2020.
Sample and Method: 135 (One hundred thirty-five) aviators from Pakistan were the sample of the present study; among them, 55 were from commercial aviation, and 80 were from general aviation. The aviators were selected on the basis of a convenient sampling technique.
Results and Conclusion: The findings of the linear regression analysis showed that conscientiousness and extraversion are significantly strong predictors of safety attitudes (p =.000). Additionally, there was a marginal correlation between agreeableness and neuroticism with safety attitudes. However, the neuroticism relation is inverse in nature. The age and type of flying (commercial or general aviation) have no significant difference among the safety attitudes of aviators. The research will be beneficial in the selection and training of pilots for improved safety in Pakistan airspace.