Law enforcement officer seniority and PAI variables in psychological fitness for duty examinations

  • Beth A. Caillouet
  • Cary D. Rostow
  • Robert D. Davis
Article

Abstract

Sixty-two police officers were administered the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) during employer referred psychological Fitness for Duty Examinations (FFDEs). PAI scores were analyzed as a function of the length of time the officers had worked within law enforcement occupations. PAI subtest scales ARD, ARD-P, ARD-T and DEP scores all produced significant positive correlations between both the amount of time spent on the current police job and the total time served as a police officer within a bivariate Pearsonr correlation matrix. Implications for an understanding of psychometric test results within the FFDE context and the evolution of law enforcement officer personality patterns are discussed.

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© Society for Police and Criminal Psychology 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beth A. Caillouet
    • 1
  • Cary D. Rostow
    • 1
  • Robert D. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Matrix, Inc.Baton RougeUSA

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