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NCJ Number: 50843 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG HIGHER EDUCATION BELIEF SYSTEMS, AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF PATROL OFFICERS
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1978)  Pages:336-344
Author(s): R R ROBERG
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY OF 118 NONSUPERVISORY PATROL OFFICERS FROM THE LINCOLN, NEBR., POLICE DEPARTMENT FOUND THAT HIGHER EDUCATION WAS ASSOCIATED WITH LESS DOGMATIC BELIEFS AND BETTER PATROL PERFORMANCE.
Abstract: THE ROKEACH DOGMATISM SCALE WAS USED TO MEASURE BELIEFS; THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE WAS USED TO MEASURE JOB PERFORMANCE. TABLES AND GRAPHS PRESENT STUDY RESULTS WHILE A NARRATIVE COMMENTARY DISCUSSES MATHEMATICAL TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE. THE PEARSONIAN CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND DOGMATISM AND FOR DOGMATISM AND JOB PERFORMANCE WERE HIGHER THAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND JOB PERFORMANCE. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT HIGHER EDUCATION AFFECTS JOB PERFORMANCE THROUGH CHANGE IN ATTITUDES. IT IS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS ENCOURAGE HIGHER EDUCATION FOR EXISTING OFFICERS AND ATTEMPT TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS WITH HIGHER EDUCATIONAL LEVELS. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEX OF OFFICER, EDUCATION, ATTITUDES, AND JOB PERFORMANCE NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. THE FACT THAT MANY DEPARTMENTS REPORT THAT WOMEN ARE LESS AGGRESSIVE THAN MEN MAY BE RELATED EITHER TO EDUCATIONAL OR ATTITUDINAL FACTORS. SUPPORTING DATA ARE TABULATED AND ILLUSTRATED BY GRAPHS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED IN FOOTNOTES. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Higher education; Nebraska; Personnel evaluation; Police attitudes; Police education
Note: MODIFICATION OF A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, NOVEMBER 1977
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