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NCJ Number: 31436 Find in a Library
Title: AUTHORITY ORIENTATIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS
Journal: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:60  Issue:5  Dated:(1975)  Pages:641-643
Author(s): N COCHRAN
Corporate Author: American Psychiatric Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A HIERARCHICAL CONTROL SCALE, MEASURING SUBJECTS' PREDILICTIONS FOR DECISION-MAKING AND CONTROL THROUGH REGULAR, CHAIN-OF-COMMAND CHANNELS, WAS ADMINISTERED TO TWO GROUPS OF POLICEMEN.
Abstract: THE HIERARCHICAL CONTROL SCALE WAS DEVELOPED TO DISTINGUISH PREFERENCES FOR SITUATIONS IN WHICH DECISIONS ARE MADE BY PERSONS IN POWER AND AUTHORITY FROM SITUATIONS IN WHICH DECISIONS REST WITH THE PERSON MOST AFFECTED, REGARDLESS OF STATUS. WHILE APPEARING TO MEASURE SOME OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY, THIS SCALE DISCRIMINATES MORE BETWEEN POLICE AND NON-POLICE SUBJECTS THAN TRADITIONAL AUTHORITARIAN MEASURES.
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward authority; Decisionmaking; Personality assessment; Police command and control; Police personnel; Testing and measurement
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