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Using personality traits to predict police officer performance

Using personality traits to predict police officer performance,10.1108/13639510810852611,Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Mana

Using personality traits to predict police officer performance   (Citations: 7)
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of personality traits, namely the Big Five, as a means of selection in good police officers. Design/methodology/approach – The current study examines a sample of 96 police officers from eight non-urban police departments. Findings – Age and attitude were found to be better predictors of job performance measures than were personality traits. A cynical work attitude was negatively related to ratings of job performance. Officer age was found to have a non-linear relationship to job performance. Research limitations/implications – Difficulties in measuring police performance are discussed, as is the relative importance of individual officer personality versus organizational culture. Originality/value – The study extends the research on police officer selection and issues of job performance and measurement.
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    • ...The fundamental purpose of examining individual level characteristics is to weed out unqualified candidates or officers susceptible to corruption from functional police organizations (Sanders, 2008)...

    Hoon Leeet al. How police organizational structure correlates with frontline officers...

    • ...399) who define burnout as “an overwhelming exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, and a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment”Although recent research (Sanders, 2008...

    Ilkka Saloet al. Decision-making styles, stress and gender among investigators

    • ...What is unique about a police officer’s duties is the combination of these factors (following Knutsson & Granér, 2001 and their discussion concerning steering by policy; Sanders, 2008)...

    Katarina Norberg. Legislation vs. morality – a police officer’s ethical dilemma

    • ...Personality inventories such as Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI), the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), and the California Personality Inventory (CPI), haveall been utilized in an effort to extrapolate personal characteristics into on-the-job or in-the-field performance (Sanders 2003, 2008; Bernstein, Schoenfeld & Costello, 1982; Hargrave, 1985; Scogin, Schumacher, Gardner ...
    • ...The researcher cannot discount the influence of psychological factors (Bartol, 1982; Bartol, 1991; Daniels & King, 2002) or the influence of personality factors (Ones, Viswesvaran, Cullen, Drees & Langkamp, 2003; Sanders, 2008; Roberts, Chernyshenko, Stark & Goldberg, 2005) on officer performance...

    Cary A. Caro. Predicting State Police Officer Performance in the Field Training Offi...

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