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Vilka individegenskaper är vanliga inom polisyrket och andra riskrelaterade yrken?: En jämförande studie om personlighet och precisionsbedömning inom riskrelaterade yrken
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Which individual characteristics are common within the police profession and other risk related occupations? : A comparison study about personality and impression accuracy within risk related occupations. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med föreliggande studie var att få en insikt i vilka individegenskaper som är vanliga hos individer inom polisyrket och andra riskrelaterade yrken. Följande frågeställningar formulerades: 1) Vilka personlighetsdrag är vanliga hos polisstuderande, yrkesverksamma poliser och studenter eller yrkesverksamma inom riskrelaterade yrken? Finns det skillnader? 2) Uppvisar polisstuderande eller yrkesverksamma poliser förmågan att göra precisa bedömningar, utifrån angivna foton, i större utsträckning än de som studerar eller är yrkesverksamma inom andra områden? Detta vad gäller pricksäkerheten i avgörandet vem som tidigare begått samt blivit dömd för något brott och vad gäller precisa bedömningar av hur sannolikt det är att personen tidigare gjort sig skyldig till samt blivit dömd för något brott. Respondenterna var heltidssysselsatta med studier eller arbete. Antalet respondenter var 342 personer, 163 personer (47.6%) var heltidsstuderande och resterande var heltidsarbetande. Enkäten bestod av personlighetstestet IPIP30 (International Personality Item Pool) som mäter personlighet enligt femfaktorsmodellen samt en del där precisionsbedömning mättes. Data analyserades i SPSS, med hjälp av det statistiska verktyget oberoende t-test. Resultaten visade att 1) den personlighetsdimension som urskilde sig mest genomgående hos polisstuderande, yrkesverksamma poliser samt de inom riskyrken var neuroticism. Dessa grupper hade i jämförelse med de som studerar till andra utbildningar eller arbetar inom andra fält genomgående lägre medelvärden vad gäller denna dimension. 2) Yrkesverksamma poliser påvisade bättre förmåga att göra precisa bedömningar av skyldiga personer. Resultaten av föreliggande studie menar vi skulle kunna användas till att få en förståelse för de individegenskaper de som arbetar inom dessa yrken har.

Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to get an insight into which individual characteristics that are common within the police profession and within other risk related occupations. The following questions were formulated: 1) Which personality traits are common in the police- academy, the police profession, and in educations and occupations that are risk related? Are there any differences? 2) Do police students or professional police show greater skills when it comes to impression accuracy, from looking at presented photos, than the ones who study or are working in other occupations? Both when it comes to precision in selections about who is, and when it comes to probability that a person is guilty and convicted of a crime. The participants were 342 persons; 163 (47.6%) were fulltime employed and the rest were fulltime students. The survey contained the personality test IPIP30 (International Personality Item Pool) which measures personality according to the five-factor model and a measurement of impression accuracy. Data was analyzed with SPSS and the statistic method of independent t-test. The result showed that 1) neuroticism was the personality dimension that was the most distinguished throughout the groups; police students, police, and the ones in other risk related occupations. These groups scored much lower in comparison to the groups of participants that study to or work in other occupations. 2) Police showed better skills in making precise judgements when it comes to guilty people. We conclude the results of this study could be used to get an understanding of the individual characteristics of people in these occupations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 23
Keywords [en]
Police, police students, risk related occupations, personality, the fivefactor model (Big five), impression accuracy
Keywords [sv]
Poliser, polisstudenter, riskyrken, personlighet, Femfaktorsmodellen (Big five), precisionsbedömning
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11150Local ID: EXM530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11150DiVA, id: diva2:1120551
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Psychology
Educational program
Personalvetarprogrammet
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Available from: 2017-08-01 Created: 2017-07-06 Last updated: 2017-08-01Bibliographically approved

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