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NCJ Number: 119584 Find in a Library
Title: Some Determinants of Police Officers' Aspirations to Leadership Positions.
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:32-36
Author(s): M Singer
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explored male police officers' aspirations to leadership positions in the contexts of attribution theory, as well as self-efficacy and valence models.
Abstract: Sixty police officers responded to a questionnaire designed to measure (1) overall leadership aspirations, (2) dispositional vs situational attributions of effective leadership, (3) self-efficacy expectancies and (4) instrumentality and valence expectancies for 13 leadership outcomes. The results showed that, compared with officers with low leadership aspirations, those with high aspirations considered external attributions as more important in determining effective leadership; they also had significantly higher "effectiveness" and "ability-match" self-efficacy ratings as well as higher overall valence scores. 3 tables, 6 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Police career development
Index Term(s): Leadership; Police personnel promotion; Role perception
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