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NCJ Number: 98144 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Work Attitudes of Police Officers - Commitment and Satisfaction
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1985)  Pages:17-25
Author(s): R G Hunt; K S McCadden
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A survey was done of 1202 police officers in six departments in various parts of the U.S. Various measures of job commitment and satisfaction were studied in relation to four other sets of variables: demographic, individual difference, organizational, and role conflict-ambiguity.
Abstract: On the average, respondents reported moderate levels of both commitment and satisfaction. Regression analyses suggested that, in this sample, satisfaction and commitment were associated mainly with demographic and organizational factors, and secondarily with person-role fit (conflict) measures. The findings are discussed in relation to needs for more differentiated, multifacted conceptual and empirical models of work attitudes and their determinants. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Demography; Models; Police organizational structure; Police work attitudes; Role perception
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