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ERIC Number: ED102435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Screening Applicants for Employment in Law Enforcement.
Gunderson, D. F.; Hopper Robert
This research reports on an attempt to construct a brief questionnaire which could indicate the fitness of an applicant for a position as a deputy sheriff and predict some of his/her probable on-the-job behaviors. The research presents: (1) a discussion of problems involved in using an applicant's interview behavior to predict fitness for employment; (2) an overview of research literature suggesting variables pertinent to on-the-job performance of law enforcement officers; (3) an application of these variables to the fitness of an applicant for the position of deputy sheriff; (4) a report of construction and testing of a measure relating to the previously discussed behavior of an officer on the job; and (5) the projection for the next phase of this research which would apply revised "philosophy" items and a more selective set of predictor variables. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Communication Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1974). Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility of original document