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A Preliminary Study on the Relationship between Cognitive Ability Tests Scores and Resilience of Flight Students

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DOI: 10.23977/jhms.2023.040111 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 303


Yujiao Zhu 1, Wei Jiang 1, Lin Zhang 1, Yang Wang 1, Kaiyong Xu 1


1 Civil Aviation Medicine Center of Civil Aviation Administration of China, Beijing, China

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Kaiyong Xu


To investigate the possibility of auxiliary evaluation of flight students' resilience by making use of cognitive ability tasks, and to provide competence evaluation reference for flight students' selection and training. 709 flight students were tested by computer-based cognitive ability tests with tablets, including visual matrix comparison task and corresponding variant task, the Resilience Scale for Chinese Adolescent and several basic cognitive tasks. We compared differences in various indicators of tasks among flight students and analyzed whether students' performance in stress scenarios has something to do with their resilience. There were significant differences in various indicators between visual matrix comparison task (daily context) and corresponding variant task (stress context) (P<0.01). Stress resistance scores of flight students was positively correlated with positive cognition scores (one dimension of resilience) (P<0.05). The stress situation triggered by cognitive tasks can help to evaluate flight students’ resilience to a certain extent so that it could provide scientific evidence and feedback for screening, selecting and training flight students.


Cognitive tests, flight students, resilience


Yujiao Zhu, Wei Jiang, Lin Zhang, Yang Wang, Kaiyong Xu, A Preliminary Study on the Relationship between Cognitive Ability Tests Scores and Resilience of Flight Students. Journal of Human Movement Science (2023) Vol. 4: 60-66. DOI:


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