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dc.contributor.advisorVandiver, Donna M.
dc.contributor.authorKanode, Elizabeth ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-08T14:00:02Z
dc.date.available2020-06-08T14:00:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.citationKanode, E. (2009). Cynicism in police officers: Correlates and consequences (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/11432
dc.description.abstractCynicism in police officers is important to understand because of the potential impact on the department and the larger community. Police departments must identify characteristics associated with police cynicism to provide a higher level of service to their communities. It is often difficult to identify cynicism because of a reluctance to believe that it evolves from within police officers instead of outside departments. The purpose of this study is to identify personality characteristics that are linked to police cynicism. Officers are given a four-section survey about cynical attitudes, locus of control, beliefs in a just world and self-monitoring scores. The main findings from this study found that a officers’ locus of control and belief in a just world scores are correlated with cynicism. Additional research is needed with a larger sample size to ensure generalizability.
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dc.format.extent82 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPolice
dc.subjectCynicism
dc.subjectPersonality and occupation
dc.subjectLocus of control
dc.titleCynicism in Police Officers: Correlates and Consequences
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOsborne, Randal
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStafford, Mark
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University--San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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dc.description.departmentPsychology


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