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Title The Empirical Analysis of the Profession Image and the Self Image of Police Officers
Author(s) Valeriya N. Druzhinina
About the author(s)

Valeriya N. Druzhinina, Adjunct at Legal Psychology chair of the Faculty of Science and Teaching Staff Training, the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP02
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.923:351.74 Pages 28 - 35

One of the urgent challenges of contemporary labor psychology is studies into the image of internal affairs personnel occupation. The paper considered a theoretical aspect of psychological insight into the job image and the self-image of a policeman by the example of will-be investigative staff of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The study aimed to empirically substantiate the psychological characteristics of the police officers’ occupation and self-images. The sample comprised the trainees of Kikotya Moscow University of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs. The methods involved included the Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality designed by T. Leary; content-analysis of compositions on “I’m a policeman”; the Generalized Self-efficacy Scaly by R. Schwarzer and M. Jerusalem; the Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale by P. Hewitt adapted by A. A. Zolotaryova. The author exploited the Mann-Whitney U-test to process and statistically analyze the results obtained. The findings showed that the images of occupation and the self play a leading role in regulating conduct and vocational activities, the development of personal and professional skills of police officers. The results of the study will enhance the correlation analysis on the components of the occupation and the self-images and further design of the authorial program for the development of a positive image of both the profession and the self within the self-conception of police personnel.

Keywords image-based aspect of personality, professional activities, the image of occupation, the self-image, the self-conception, the image of a policeman.
For citation

Druzhinina V. N. The Empirical Analysis of the Profession Image and the Self Image of Police Officers. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 28–35. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP02.

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Submitted 28.10.2019
Accepted 02.12.2019