ERIC Number: ED151635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-6
Reference Count: 0
Role Involvement: Changes During Assimilation and Relationships with Job Performance.
Hazer, John T.
The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether perceptions of role involvement by police patrolmen were significantly related to either future or concurrent job performance. A secondary objective was to analyze changes in the perceived role involvement of new patrolmen during their assimilation into a police organization. The perceived role involvement of a sample of new patrolmen from a large metropolitan police force was measured on four occasions over a period of approximately two years. A surprising finding was that the best performers were those who spent less time and energy on the job. These results plus the decrease of role involvement during assimilation imply that a norm of inactivity exists in this urban police department. If this department is representative of other urban police forces, then this study has widespread implications for police selection, training, and assimilation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 5-7, 1977)