Accession Number : AD0751622

Title :   'Pledging the Police': A Study of Selected Aspects of Recruit Socialization in a Large, Urban Police Department.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Van Maanen,John

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 289

Abstract : The report examines empirically and experientially the process of becoming a policeman. Specifically, the study documents attitude changes reported by police recruits as they moved through the series of experiences and adventures associated with their early careers. Questionnaires were administered longitudinally and cross-sectionally to police officers in a large, urban police department. The questionnaires focused upon the motivation, commitment and satisfaction of patrolmen. Viewed through the 'expectancy theory' perspective, these attitudes represent linkages by which people connect themselves to their employing organization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLICE, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*JOB ANALYSIS, POLICE), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, URBAN AREAS, ORGANIZATIONS, MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE