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NCJ Number: 31051 Find in a Library
Title: NEED STRUCTURES OF POLICE PERSONNEL - TOWARD A RESOLUTION
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:446-449
Author(s): C SHEPPARD; C BATES; J FRACCHIA; S MERLIS
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: POLICEMEN FROM METROPOLITAN NEW YORK WERE COMPARED WITH ADULT MALES AND COLLEGE MALES ON A PERSONALITY INVENTORY SCALE.
Abstract: CLUSTERS OF NEEDS REPRESENTING PERIPHERAL PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OR TRAITS WERE IDENTIFIED, AND POLICE PERSONNEL WERE COMPARED TO THESE REFERENCE POPULATIONS IN TERMS OF THESE NEEDS. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT POLICE PERSONNEL ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE GENERAL ADULT MALE POPULATION IN THEIR HIGHER NEED FOR EXHIBITION AND HETEROSEXUALITY. THEY HAVE LOWER NEEDS FOR DEFERENCE, ORDER, AFFILIATION, ABASEMENT, NURTURANCE AND ENDURANCE AND ARE LIKE 'EVERY MAN' IN THEIR NEEDS FOR ACHIEVEMENT, AUTONOMY, INTRACEPTION, DOMINANCE AND AGGRESSION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Personality; Personality assessment; Police attitudes; Testing and measurement
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