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Prediction of police performance: a regression model.

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dc.contributor.author Chiles, Kevin E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T18:24:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T18:24:38Z
dc.date.created 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2052
dc.description vi, 84 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to develop regression models to predict the performance of police officers using standardized psychological tests. It has not been clearly established that the various police occupations form a homogeneous whole; therefore, an effective predictor of performance for police officers of a particular city may be of little value In a somewhat different police environment. Previous research In this area has contributed little that might serve as a basis for the development of a comprehensive theory of police performance. One-hundred nine police officers were randomly divided into a research group (N=55) and a cross-validation group (N=54). Two hundred predictor variables were taken from seven standardized tests to develop regression models to pre-diet the performance of police officers based on performance evaluations. Five criteria were pulled from the performance evaluations and were used In this study. The criteria Included task, Initiative, quality, judgment, and cooperation. Personality and Interest inventory's combined with aptitude tests were em.' ployed In this research to Isolate effective predictors of police performance. Cross-validation was performed on the criterion cooperation. The results of this study indicate significance . [E.< .01] on all five criteria and also with the cross-validation sample. The results Indicate It is possible to develop regression models to predict pollee performance and will provide a basis for further research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Police-Ability testing. en_US
dc.subject Prediction (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Prediction of police performance: a regression model. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Stephen F. Davis en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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