Dick, Gavin P.M. and Metcalfe, Beverley
Managerial Factors and Organisational Commitment: A Comparative Study of Police Officers and Civilian Staff.
International Journal of Public Sector Management,
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Civilian workers have become a progressively larger proportion of UK Police Forces employment yet there is very little research on this group of workers and none other than this article that compares and contrasts civilian and police officers experience of managerial factors that contribute to organisational commitment. The studies unusual whole force survey’s large response allows the first extended comparative analysis of antecedents of commitment in uniform and civilian staff by job seniority, tenure and gender.
The paper findings have been influential in supporting the Home Office policy of continued extension of civilian employment into jobs previously done by police officers.
The paper has been rated as ‘excellent for originality of research contribution’ and ‘excellent for research implications’ by Anbar/Emerald Reviews.
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