Accession Number : ADP001391

Title :   Validation of RCMP(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Selection Procedures,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Wevrick,Leonard ; Hung,C. K.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper describes a study of the selection procedures used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with emphasis on the concurrent validation of two paper and pencil tests. The first, the Education Test, consists of five subscales: mathematics, geography and science, social studies, general knowledge, and language. The second, the Psychometric Test adapted from the Army 'M', has been used by the RCMP since 1945. It consists of a verbal and a non-verbal scale. Both tests were translated into French. Other components making up a weighted selection standard were also examined. Two criteria were chosen: academic results during the six-month training program, and yearly performance appraisals. Both tests had satisfactory reliabilities. As for the validities, test scores correlated with academic training results, but not job performance. Differential reliabilities and validities were found for the English and French versions. The implications of this study for selection of police persons are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel selection, *Test construction(Psychology), *Achievement tests, *Intelligence tests, *Aptitude tests, *Psychological tests, *Performance(Human), Scoring, Ratings, Recruits, Military requirements, Test methods, Variables, Validation, Reliability, Statistical analysis, Canada, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE