Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Massey, James Lewis

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Sociology

LCSH

Police--Attitudes||Education, Higher--Psychological aspects||Police--Training of

Abstract

One hundred and five Northern Illinois police officers with the rank of patrol officer responded to a survey about their attitudes toward higher education and attitudes toward work performance. In addition, these officers rated themselves on measures of performance and personal attributes which produced qualitative effectiveness scales. The findings showed those with associate degrees and those with more than associate degrees but less than bachelor's degrees were more qualitatively effective than those less educated. Furthermore, those with liberal arts educations and those with more positive attitudes toward higher education and work performance were found to be more qualitatively effective. While those with no college education fared better than those with some college in qualitative effectiveness, there was no significant difference between those with Baccalaureate or higher degrees and those with less education. Lastly, educational achievement in the form of grades was found to have no effect upon qualitative effectiveness.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60)

Extent

v, 71 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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