Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Efforts to quantify personality characteristics in the pilots of manned aircraft extend back for decades. For individuals interested in piloting Unmanned Aircraft, similar analysis of normative personality characteristics remains relatively unexplored. This research examined the Five Factor Model (FFM) personality profiles of individuals pursuing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) studies at the University of North Dakota (UND). Using the Big Five Inventory (BFI) general personality index, the responses of a UAS Student sample (n=65) were compared to a Normative sample (n=248) previously collected by Petros (2013). The sample group, comprised of students with either Pre UAS Operations or UAS Operations declared as a first or second major, scored significantly lower in neuroticism (N) (p
Initially published on the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, available here: https://www.uasjournal.org/volume-one/article/five-factor-model-personality-profiles-university-north-dakota-unmanned-aircraft
Waller, Zachary P., "Five Factor Model Personality Profiles of University of North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft Systems Students" (2015). Aviation Faculty Publications. 3.