Interracial Public-Police Contact: Relationships with Police Officers’ Racial and Work-Related Attitudes and Behavior

Dhont, Kristof, Cornelis, Ilse, Van Hiel, Alain (2010) Interracial Public-Police Contact: Relationships with Police Officers’ Racial and Work-Related Attitudes and Behavior. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34 (6). pp. 551-560. ISSN 0147-1767. (doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.07.004)

Abstract

In a sample of Flemish police officers (N = 172), we examined whether interracial public-police contact is associated with police officers’ racial and workrelated attitudes and self-reported behavior. Complementing previous studies, it was revealed that interracial contact (both positive and negative) is related to prejudiced behavior toward immigrants via the mediating role of racial attitudes. Moreover, intergroup contact was also shown to be related to police officers’ organizational citizenship behavior toward colleagues and superiors via their perceptions of organizational fairness. In the discussion section we elaborate on the severe impact of negative contact as well as the applied consequences of our findings within police organizations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.07.004
Uncontrolled keywords: Intergroup contact; Prejudice; Police; Procedural fairness; OCB; Racism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 18:59 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 08:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42824 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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