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NCJ Number: 99647 Find in a Library
Title: Organizational Climate - Job Satisfaction Relationship in a Law Enforcement Agency - Asian Context
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:58  Issue:4  Dated:(October-December 1985)  Pages:352-357
Author(s): J M Putti; J Singh
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the organizational climate of the Singapore Police Force, the job satisfaction level among officers, and any correlation between organizational climate and the job satisfaction level.
Abstract: A list of 650 officers was randomly generated from a computer listing of all officers. Out of the 650 questionnaires sent, 356 (54.8 percent) usable questionnaires were returned. The Organizational Climate Instrument (a modified version of the organizational questionnaire developed by Litwin and Stringer) measured organizational climate in terms of structure, responsibility, reward, risk, warmth, support, standards, conflict, and identity. The Job Descriptive Index measured satisfaction with five job dimensions: work, supervision, pay, promotion, and coworkers. Various programs from the Statistical Package for Social Sciences were used to analyze the data. Partial correlation was used to examine the relationship between organizational climate and job satisfaction while controlling for personal variables. Officers were satisfied with their supervisors, colleagues, and the work but were dissatisfied with pay and promotion. The organizational climate was well-balanced. Climate scales and job satisfaction dimensions were highly correlated. Explanations are offered for the findings. Twenty references are listed.
Index Term(s): Pay rates; Police career development; Police management; Police work attitudes; Singapore
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