Cockpit task management (CTM) theory is structurally consistent with cognitive multitasking models. Based on the CTM framework, it is hypothesized that aviation task prioritization behavior in human multitasking may be influenced by importance, urgency, performance status, salience, and workload of tasks in a cockpit. A middle fidelity flight simulation study was conducted to test the above hypotheses. Questionnaire data indicated that the perceived task importance, the perceived task urgency and the perceived task salience had significant relationships with the perceived task priority after taking the individual difference and flight situational difference into account. The perceived task priority was related to the task execution time and task performance, but not correlated with task awareness level in the flight simulation.
& Funk, K. H.
(2015). Modeling Task Prioritization Behaivors in a Time-Pressured Multitasking Environment. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 446-451.