Accession Number : ADP001360

Title :   Biographical Correlates of a Cognitive Abilities Test for Firefighter Selection,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Olson,Darlene M.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper describes the results of the biographical information derived from a biodata questionnaire administered to 447 applicants for entry-level firefighter positions in a large metropolitan area. This information was collected to document the characteristics of the firefighter applicant sample, investigate the validity of biodata items as predictors and study the level of adverse impact of an empirically keyed biographical questionnaire (BQ).

Descriptors :   *Biofeedback, *Biographies, *Job analysis, *Fire fighting, *Personnel selection, Performance(Human), Questionnaires, Correlation techniques, Aptitudes, Cognition, Aptitude tests, Scoring, Data acquisition, Response, Job satisfaction, Ethnic groups, Variables, Tables(Data), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE