2020
DOI: 10.1002/jip.1544
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Becoming a police officer: Influential psychological factors

Abstract: Objective To analyse the existing relationships between motivation, self‐concept and family and social influence when choosing the profession of police officer. Methods Cross‐sectional descriptive study, through intentional sampling, carried out using a protocol for collecting information from different socio‐demographic variables, the Motivation scale and the Self‐concept Form‐5 questionnaire. The sample consisted of 258 local police officers from the Public Security School of Andalusia (Spain). Results The r… Show more

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“…The existing literature has documented that demographics are important predictors of occupational attitudes among police officers/cadets (Cuvelier et al, 2015;Ingram and Terrill, 2014;Navarro-Abal et al, 2020;Paoline et al, 2000;Qu et al, 2018;Sun et al, 2009;Sun et al, 2010;White, 2008;Zhao et al, 1999a, b). For example, in the comparison of Chinese and US police cadets' occupational attitudes, Sun et al (2010) found significant gender difference regarding police cadets' support of aggressive style of patrol.…”
Section: Control Variablesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The existing literature has documented that demographics are important predictors of occupational attitudes among police officers/cadets (Cuvelier et al, 2015;Ingram and Terrill, 2014;Navarro-Abal et al, 2020;Paoline et al, 2000;Qu et al, 2018;Sun et al, 2009;Sun et al, 2010;White, 2008;Zhao et al, 1999a, b). For example, in the comparison of Chinese and US police cadets' occupational attitudes, Sun et al (2010) found significant gender difference regarding police cadets' support of aggressive style of patrol.…”
Section: Control Variablesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…practical benefits) and overall characteristics of the job (Todak, 2017; White et al ., 2010). Ultimately, multiple motivation variables must be considered when evaluating the cognitive process of police career selection, not only to more fully understand the factors which motivate a would-be police officer (Navarro-Abal et al ., 2020), but to also obtain a better grasp on effective recruitment strategies within the current environment.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%