Police officer perceptions of promotion as a source of motivation

@article{Gaines1984PoliceOP,
  title={Police officer perceptions of promotion as a source of motivation},
  author={Larry K. Gaines and Norman Van Tubergen and Michael A. Paiva},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Justice},
  year={1984},
  volume={12},
  pages={265-275}
}
Abstract This article is an examination of the role of promotion in police motivation. Promotion represents only one source of motivation within the police department, but it is considered to be a significant source. Officers from two Connecticut Police Departments were used in this study, and Q-Methodology was used. The study investigated the need structure (which needs were important) of police officers, and the extent to which promotion satisfied need. The results indicated that officers… Expand
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