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NCJ Number: 42032 Find in a Library
Title: EFFECT OF THE PERCEIVED ROLE OF A MODEL ON THE LEARNING OF OPERATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS
Author(s): J P MATTHEWS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION WAS TO EXAMINE THE EFFECT OF THE PERCEIVED ROLE OF A MODEL ON THE LEARNING OF 92 MALE, CAUCASIAN OPERATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS FROM A MAJOR MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT IN THE SOUTHWEST.
Abstract: ALL SUBJECTS WERE ACTIVELY PURSUING EITHER A BACHELOR'S OR MASTER'S DEGREE. ALL SUBJECTS VIEWED A 17 MINUTE VIDEO-TAPED PRESENTATION PURPORTING TO SHOW THE FINDINGS OF A MAJOR POLICE RESEARCH PROJECT. THE SUBJECTS WERE EQUALLY AND RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO FOUR GROUPS. THE GROUPS WERE TOLD RESPECTIVELY THAT THE NARRATOR WAS A POLICE CAPTAIN WITH A PH.D, A POLICE CAPTAIN WHO HAD NEVER BEEN TO COLLEGE, A PH.D WHO HAD NEVER BEEN A POLICE OFFICER, OR GIVEN NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE MODEL AT ALL. AFTER VIEWING THE PRESENTATION, THE SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN AN ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE AND A KNOWLEDGE TEST CONCERNING THE MATERIAL PRESENTED. THE RESULTS ARE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF ROLE PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE ON LEARNING....MSP
Index Term(s): Analysis; Education; Police attitudes; Psychology; Research methods; Role perception
Note: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - DISSERTATION
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