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Degree Name

Master of Science in Aviation - Applied Aviation Safety



First Advisor

Scott R. Winter

Second Advisor

John Deaton

Third Advisor

Stephen Rice


The situational judgment test (SJT) was developed by Hunter (2002) to test pilot judgment. SJT is very useful. However, this test takes too long for participants to complete. A mini SJT was developed with shortened questions. The purpose of this research was to determine the reliability and validity of mini SJT comprised of 16 of the original 51 questions. Validity and reliability were the two key elements in psychometrics. Face validity was used as a method to measure validity. Reliability was determined by Cronbach's Alpha, the correlation of split half and even odd, and Pearson s correlation of test retest. Participants were general pilots from Sun N Fun airshow and student pilots from FIT. Four experts from different backgrounds agreed that face validity had been determined. Results from SPSS showed that the Cronbach's alpha, the correlation of split half and even odd tests was in the acceptable range. The Pearson s correlation was in the moderate level. The results showed that the mini SJT could maintain validity and reliability. The administration time could reduce. Mini SJT could be more convenient to use and could be used more widely.


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