A confluence of credentialing, career experience, self‐efficacy, emotional intelligence, and motivation on the career commitment of young police in Ibadan, Nigeria

A. Oyesoji Aremu (Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

Despite much research on police organization generally, little or no research exists on career commitment of young police in Nigeria. This study therefore, aims to investigate the predicting effect of credentialing, career experience, self‐efficacy emotional intelligence (EI), and motivation on the career commitment of young police in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

A field‐based survey approach was adopted to collect a quantitative data through the means of a questionnaire from 200 non‐commissioned officers that were randomly sampled from a police command.

Findings

Multiple regression statistical analysis employed revealed that the independent variables were good predictors (collectively and independently) of career commitment of young police.

Research limitations/implications

These findings were limited to participants from a police command, as well as variables investigated. Thus, efforts should be made in the future to extend the study's scope to other police commands and across the commission in the police.

Originality/value

The findings provide evidence on the need to improve upon the career commitment of Nigerian police. Hence, attention should be paid on the predicting variables investigated in that they provide a significant basis for the current study. These would enrich policing system and culture within the rank and file of Nigeria police.

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Citation

Oyesoji Aremu, A. (2005), "A confluence of credentialing, career experience, self‐efficacy, emotional intelligence, and motivation on the career commitment of young police in Ibadan, Nigeria", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 609-618. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510510628695

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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