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dc.contributor.authorWolfe, SE
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, K
dc.contributor.authorRojek, J
dc.contributor.authorAlpert, GP
dc.contributor.authorSmith, MR
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-13T00:28:10Z
dc.date.available2020-01-13T00:28:10Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0741-8825
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07418825.2019.1703027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390123
dc.description.abstractThere is little evidence about “what works” in police training. The good news is that training evaluations are becoming more common. As we build this evidence base, we need to explore the factors that predict whether officers are receptive to the training programs they complete. We advance a theory of officer training motivation and receptivity that provides a useful framework for training evaluation and test it using survey data from a group of officers randomly assigned to a long-term, social interaction training program. The results demonstrate that trainees’ internal locus of control was associated with their motivation to train. In turn, training motivation was associated with receptivity to the training (i.e., training satisfaction and perceived skill acquisition). Additionally, officers’ evaluations of supervisor organizational justice were positively associated with perceived skill acquisition. We conclude the paper by discussing avenues for future refinement and testing of the theoretical framework.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJustice Quarterly
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleAdvancing a Theory of Police Officer Training Motivation and Receptivity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWolfe, SE; McLean, K; Rojek, J; Alpert, GP; Smith, MR, Advancing a Theory of Police Officer Training Motivation and Receptivity, Justice Quarterly, 2019, pp. 1-23
dc.date.updated2020-01-09T22:39:16Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAlpert, Geoff P.


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