ERIC Number: ED068572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Structure of Three Instruments Intended for Police Selection.
Goldstein, Leo S.; Barrows, Thomas S.
A battery of instruments intended to predict on-the-job performance of patrolmen was administered to civil service police applicants, and the resulting data were factor analyzed. The factor structures which emerge closely resemble the intended structures and appear promising for planned predictive studies of criterion performance on the job. The instruments used include the Police Knowledge Test, Police Opinion Questionnaire, Discretionary Situations, Personality Inventory, and Police Background Information Form. Each instrument appears to tap dimensions of attitude and perception which may be expected to relate to job performance. Since little if any overlap was found, the experimental measures, personality measures, and background variables should be carried into projected studies. (See also ED 058 310.) (Author/LH)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.