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NCJ Number: 228038 Find in a Library
Title: Explorations in Police Organisation: An Indian Context
Journal: Police Science & Management  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:Autumn 2009  Pages:255-273
Author(s): Sweta Srivastava
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 19
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined job-related factors associated with the psychological well-being of police officers in a large State in northern India, with attention to “organizational justice” (sense of being treated fairly by the organization) and organizational support mechanisms.
Abstract: Seven findings emerged from the study. First, the higher the job-related internal motivation of an officer, the higher was the officer’s organizational commitment, happiness, effectiveness in job tasks, and job satisfaction. Second, the higher the officer’s sense of well-being within the organization, the higher the officer’s job-related internal motivation. Third, the higher the ego-resilience (capacity for flexibility and adaptation) of the officer, the higher was the officer’s sense of well-being. Fourth, the higher an officer’s ego-resilience, the higher the level of organizational commitment, happiness, effectiveness in job performance, and job satisfaction. Fifth, the higher the organizational justice (sense of being treated fairly by the organization), the higher was the trust in organizational managers. Sixth, the higher the trust in organizational managers, the higher was the officer’s sense of well-being. Seventh, the higher an officer’s perceived organizational support and supervisor support, the higher was the officer’s sense of organizational justice. The sample consisted of 270 male respondents in the lower and middle hierarchical levels of a police organization. They were serving in four cities within the jurisdiction of a single police organization in a large State of northern India. Participants were administered various instruments that measured the following outcomes and associated variables: organizational commitment, organizational citizenship behavior, happiness, job satisfaction, personal effectiveness, and effectiveness in conceived roles. 1 figure, 7 tables, and 82 references
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice research; Foreign police; India; Organization studies; Police attitudes; Work attitudes
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