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Personality characteristics of effective state police officers

Personality characteristics of effective state police officers


Supervisors' ratings of leadership and overall suitability for police work were obtained for 49 male state police officers (20–35 yrs) with 1 yr of police duty. Scores for the 18 California Psychological Inventory scales, as well as scores from an independently developed leadership equation and a police performance equation, were correlated with supervisory ratings. The "modal" personality that emerged agreed with past studies characterizing police as bright, assertive, well-adjusted individuals. Prediction of supervisory ratings was found to be superior for the equation specifically designed to predict police effectiveness as compared with a more general index of leadership. Support for a general set of personality characteristics (dominance, functional intelligence, and autonomous achievement) predictive of police effectiveness is indicated from the present results. (16 ref)
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