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NCJ Number: 229442 Find in a Library
Title: Predictive Validity of the MMPI-2 PSY-5 Scales and Facets for Law Enforcement Officer Employment Outcomes
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:217-238
Author(s): Beth A. Caillouet; Marcus T. Boccaccini; Jorge G. Varela; Robert D. Davis; Cary D. Rostow
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 22
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the degree to which several Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5)scales and facets predicted the employment outcomes for law enforcement officers.
Abstract: Several Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - 2 Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) scales and facets showed small to medium levels of predictive validity in identifying law enforcement officer applicants who would later be forced to leave their agencies (n = 436 still employed, n = 164 forced to leave agency). The PSY-5 measures were moderately to strongly associated with measures of positive impression management (L and K scales), although the direction of these associations sometimes varied for facets of the same PSY-5 scale (e.g., Disconstraint, Introversion/Low Positive Emotionality). The predictive effects of the PSY-5 were often observed only in officers without significant levels of impression management (L less than or equal to 55T, K less than or equal to 65T). The PSY-5 scales and facets were not especially useful for predicting on-the-job misconduct. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Personality assessment; Personnel selection; Police management; Police performance evaluation; Psychological evaluation; Recruitment
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