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COGNITIVE, PERSONALITY, AND BIODATA PREDICTORS OF POLICE ACADEMY ATTRITION

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dc.contributor.advisor McCarthy, Patrick en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Van Hein, Judith en_US
dc.contributor.author Hewgley, Lauren en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-30 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3534
dc.description.abstract Research on selection methods for law enforcement officers has spanned one hundred years. Today, multiple predictors are used to predict a variety of traits and behaviors of police candidates that can lead to successful job performance. The current study provides an exploratory analysis of a test battery, developed by the Institute for en_US
dc.description.abstract Forensic Psychology (IFP), in the prediction of attrition from the police academy. The IFP battery contains tests that measure cognitive ability, personality, and biodata indicators. Previous studies have focused on the validity of the IFP battery in predicting en_US
dc.description.abstract the performance of a police officer. The present study sought to extend the current research by focusing on the prediction of a specific area of concern: attrition from the police academy. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study found several subscales of IFP measures to be predictive of attrition from the police academy. Additionally, the percent accuracy of the prediction model was assessed. Limitations of the current study are discussed with suggestions for future en_US
dc.description.abstract research. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Biodata tests en_US
dc.subject Cognitive tests en_US
dc.subject Personality tests en_US
dc.subject Police academy attrition en_US
dc.subject Police selection en_US
dc.subject Predictive validity en_US
dc.title COGNITIVE, PERSONALITY, AND BIODATA PREDICTORS OF POLICE ACADEMY ATTRITION en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember McDaniel, Terrell en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US


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