Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
William O Dwyer
William H Zachry
David A Houston
Sam B Morgan
This study examined the relationship between individual differences (Cognitive Ability, Conscientiousness, Openness to Experience) and the ability to maintain performance on a changing task. Participants included 69 college students at a southeastern university. Participants were trained to operate the Distributed Dynamic Decision Making (DDD), a computer-based simulation. All analyses were conducted at the individual level. Results indicated that Cognitive Ability predicts performance across varying levels of workload on the DDD task. The results further indicate a significant interaction between Cognitive Ability and Conscientiousness. The hypothesized relationship between performance and Openness to Experience, however, was not supported. The practical implications, limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Rayne, Sara Rose, "Individual Adaptation: Performance in a Changing Context" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 55.