The NOTECHS plus : A Short Scale Designed for Assessing the Non-technical Skills (and more) in the Aviation and the Emergency Personnel

dc.contributor.authorCeschi, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorCostantini, Ariannaen
dc.contributor.authorZagarese, Vivianen
dc.contributor.authorAvi, Eleonoraen
dc.contributor.authorSartori, Riccardoen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T18:40:06Zen
dc.date.available2019-08-08T18:40:06Zen
dc.date.issued2019-05-07en
dc.description.abstractThis research presents the development of a short scale named "NOTECHS+" to measure the Non-Technical Skills (i.e., NOTECHS: Cooperation, Leadership and Managerial skills, Decision-Making, and Situational Awareness), Resilience and Emotion Regulation, in a sector that comprises the aviation and the emergency personnel: the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). The design process of the scale was carried out starting from a review on the behavioral markers used to detect the NOTECHS. Moreover, 70 interviews with HEMS experts have been conducted with the aim of developing Resilience and Emotion Regulation items by considering the different professional profiles (e.g., pilots, nurses, physicians, etc.) which compose the HEMS. Through a pre-assessment procedure, a Q-Sort test was performed on a sample of students (n = 30) to test the logical principles, but also intelligibility and clarity, of the items developed. Once the instrument was defined, 211 participants from the HEMS sector were surveyed to test the theoretical model behind the NOTECHS+ instrument. First exploratory and then confirmatory analysis yielded results that suggested that the 18 items selected conform to a bi-factor model composed of three skill-dimensions: Social skills (i.e., Cooperation, and Leadership and Managerial skills), Cognitive skills (i.e., Decision-Making and Situational Awareness) and Emotional skills (i.e., Resilience and Emotional Regulation). Finally, the study ends with a discussion on the results obtained, including practical implications on assessment and training based on this novel instrument.en
dc.description.notesThis research was partially funded by Helicopters Italia srl Unipersonale. The questionnaire NOTECHS+ is property of Helicopters Italia srl Unipersonale. The instrument is available in Italian, and also in English thanks to a translation and backtranslation operated by a linguistic expert. In case you were interested to know more about the questionnaire, please contact: info@helicoptersitalia.it.The authors would like to thank Ing. Massimiliano Tugnolo (Aersud Elicotteri), Beatrice Roncara, and Melanie Benelli for their assistance with preparation of the article.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00902en
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078en
dc.identifier.other902en
dc.identifier.pmid31133916en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/93005en
dc.identifier.volume10en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFrontiersen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectNOTECHSen
dc.subjectresilienceen
dc.subjectemotion regulationen
dc.subjectHEMSen
dc.subjectemergencyen
dc.subjectaviationen
dc.titleThe NOTECHS plus : A Short Scale Designed for Assessing the Non-technical Skills (and more) in the Aviation and the Emergency Personnelen
dc.title.serialFrontiers in Psychologyen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.dcmitypeStillImageen
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