Gender issues in aviation signify substantial areas of interest for aviation leaders. Gender issues relating to male and female attitudes and beliefs have influenced historically male and female interactions. Males and females must interact in flight, and gender stereotypes negatively could influence crew interactions. Aviation leaders introduced the concept of crew resource management to address pilot skills and reactions in flight. The present study used the phenomenological qualitative study to explore the experiences of pilots on mixed gender crews. The researcher conducted 12 interviews with commercial pilots, focusing on individual experiences of flying in a mixed crew. The results of the study produced five major themes including aviator attitudes, crew communication, differential treatment between genders, gender differences, and the belief there were no issues in mixed gender crews. The themes revealed differences between males and females have a direct impact on crew resource management while flying.
|Commitee:||Curry, Brenda, Garberina, Margaret|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Aviation, Crew resource management, Gender behavior, Gender issues|
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