Comparison of personality traits and emotional intelligence between helicopter pilots and passenger pilots

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran

2 2. Associate Professor of Psychology, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran


Introduction: Having a sense of flying and earning a job, such as piloting, can be due to certain personality and emotional characteristics. The aim of this study was to compare personality traits and emotional intelligence high risk and low
risk individuals.
Materials and Methods: The research method was applied in terms of purpose and comparative in terms of methodology. The statistical population of this study included passenger pilots and helicopters working in airlines and military and law enforcement forces. The sample size in this study was determined for group’s of up to 133 people. Sampling was performed in an accessible manner. The research tools were a neo-short personality questionnaire and a shot emotional intelligence.
Results: According to the calculated t values and their significance level, the difference between the average helicopter pilots and passenger pilots is significant except for being open to experience in all aspects of personality (p≤0 / 005) and emotional intelligence (p≤0 / 001).
Conclusion: Passenger pilots had more psychoanalysis, but extraversion, agreement, conscientiousness, and emotional intelligence of helicopter pilots were higher.


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