Is the Force Still With Her? Gender and Commitment in the Police

Dick, G.P.M. and Metcalfe, B. (2002) Is the Force Still With Her? Gender and Commitment in the Police. Women in Management Review, 17 (8). pp. 392-403. ISSN 0964-9425. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Although there is a substantial literature that discusses gender issues in the Police, there are few empirical studies and none that address whether gender has an influence on organisational commitment and it antecedents in the Police. The article is unique as its findings contradict the literatures’ view that women police officers’ perceptions of management behaviour are likely to more negative than their male colleagues experience. The article also provides evidence to dispel the stereotype held by many senior male officers of women officers having less commitment to the police than male officers. The paper was awarded the outstanding paper of 2002 by the Women in Management Review editorial board. Contribution 45% Responsible for research questions, data analysis, presentation of findings, writing up of the methodology, and discussion of findings. Co-author responsible for survey administration, literature review, and conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Business process/operations
Depositing User: Gavin Dick
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2008 12:24
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5123 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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