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NCJ Number: 99428 Find in a Library
Title: Recruit Selection Interview
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:58  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1985)  Pages:233-242
Author(s): E Burbeck
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the British police recruit selection interview in terms of recruit attribute rankings, interviewers' confidence in attribute judgments, and items best discriminating between successful and unsuccessful candidates.
Abstract: Subjects were 226 Metropolitan Police Force (London, England) officers who sat on selection boards. Officers' rank orderings of 36 personal attributes showed that those qualities deemed most important were those loosely describing officers as 'good citizens.' Officers showed the greatest confidence in judgments concerning the candidate's appearance, speech, bearing, education, and intelligence. Less confidence was shown in judgments of some of the qualities deemed most important in constables. Results of the research to date show that interviewers are clear and consistent in their ideas about the qualities needed in a good police officer and that they are able to judge accurately the extraversion and stability of candidates. Two references are provided.
Index Term(s): England; Evaluation criteria; Personal interviews; Personality assessment; Police personnel selection; Police recruits; Police research
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