Students enrolled in a capstone aerospace class participated in this study. The class involves the completion of simulations in a high-fidelity replication of an airline flight operations center called the FOCUS ((Flight Operations Center- Unified Simulation) lab. This lab also functions as a research center exploring individual and team-related attitudes, activities, and experiences. The current study builds upon previous research that suggested participation in the simulation lab resulted in improved self-efficacy towards making decisions under stress (DMUS). Additionally, data suggests that before the simulations, students’ perceived fear of making the wrong decision (PFI) correlated with their perceived ability to make decisions under stress (Pope, 2018). Results of the current study showed that after completion of a full simulation in the lab, students reported a non-significant decrease in their personal fear of invalidity and a significant increase in their perceived ability to make decisions under stress.
Russell, M. A.,
& Burkholder, C.
(2019). A Continuation of Research: Student Decision Making Under Stress in a Flight Control Center Simulation. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 91-96.