ERIC Number: ED525421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Learning Styles of Law Enforcement Officers: Does Police Work Affect How Officers Learn?
Landry, John M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This quantitative study utilized the VARK learning style preference assessment instrument to examine how full-time sworn law enforcement officers learn and attempted to identify a predominant learning style preference among the participants. The primary question was: Which is the dominant learning style preference of full-time sworn law enforcement officers? The corollary question was: How does the law enforcement officers' gender, age, current rank and duty assignments, years of full-time law enforcement experience, and level of education affect the officers' learning style preference? The sample was taken from a very large sheriff's office located in South Florida which is both nationally and state accredited. Furthermore, this study examined any differences that occur in law enforcement officers' learning style preferences based on gender, age, current rank and/or assignment, years of experience, and level of education. The learning styles and preferences of law enforcement officers appear to be very rarely taken into consideration when formulating lesson plans and curriculum for the training of law enforcement officers. The researcher intended to add to the body of knowledge concerning law enforcement training so that the effectiveness and efficiency of the training process will be improved. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Police, Law Enforcement, Statistical Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Age Differences, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Work Experience, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Development, Employment Level
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida