The influence of job demands and managerial variables on organisational commitment in the police

Dick, Gavin P.M. (2009) The influence of job demands and managerial variables on organisational commitment in the police. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2009, September 2009, University of Brighton, UK. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Police forces are under constant government pressure to improve their performance through better management of existing resources. However, little research has been done that explains how officers’ organisational commitment, an essential requirement for above average employee productivity, can be improved. Using a whole population survey of a county police force in the UK, managerial and job demand variables are explored that influence officers’ organisational commitment. It was found that the way officers were managed had the strongest influence on their organisational commitment while job demand variables were found to have a lesser influence. The findings indicate the importance of the current Police Leadership Development Board’s agenda to improve workforce management skills to encourage transformational leadership styles. However, there clearly remains much to be done to make police HRM policies more effective in achieving the promotion of officers who have the managerial competences needed to engender higher levels of organisational commitment.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Organisation Commitment Supervision Senior Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Business process/operations
Depositing User: Gavin Dick
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 15:06 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 10:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37762 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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