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Publication date: 1 September 2003

A. Oyesoji Aremu and C. Adeola Adeyoju

This study investigates the effect of mentoring on commitment to job, job satisfaction and gender in the Nigeria Police. The participants, numbering 592, were recruited for the…

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This study investigates the effect of mentoring on commitment to job, job satisfaction and gender in the Nigeria Police. The participants, numbering 592, were recruited for the study from three out of six geo‐political zones in Nigeria using a cluster quota random sampling method. They comprised 396 (66.9 per cent) males and 196 (33.1 per cent) females, 179 (30.2 per cent) officers (senior officers) and 413 (69.8 per cent) junior staff. Two hypotheses and two research questions were tested and answered at 0.05 margin of error using Z score and analysis of variance statistics. Results showed that mentored male police are more committed to their job. The mentored female police showed more satisfaction with their job than the mentored male police. Mentoring was also found to predict commitment to job of the police. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

A. Oyesoji Aremu

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…

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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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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Article
Publication date: 30 October 2007

Samuel O. Salami and A. Oyesoji Aremu

The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationships of parental attachment and psychological separation to the career development process of secondary school…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationships of parental attachment and psychological separation to the career development process of secondary school adolescents.

Design/methodology/approach

An ex post facto survey research design was adopted. The sample comprised 242 (males=121, females=121) senior secondary school II students randomly selected. Parental attachment, psychological separation, and career development scales were administered on the students. The data collected were analysed using hierarchical multiple regression analysis treating parental attachment and psychological separation as predictors and career development as a criterion variable. Parental attachment and psychological separation (mother scales) separately and significantly predicted career information‐seeking behaviour of participants. However, combined attachment and separation (father scale) could not significantly predict any of the career development variables.

Research limitations/implications

The study utilised cross‐sectional and self‐report measures.

Practical implications

The cultural environment and type of family in which the study was carried out should be considered. Counsellors in Nigeria should assess views of students' parents and peers on career development.

Originality/value

Most previous studies have linked familial factors like parental educational, financial and modelling opportunities with career development. This study reported the relationship of parental attachment and psychological separation with the career development process. Results from this study may enlighten career counsellors, parents and students on the need to assess the relationship between the students and their parents when dealing with their career development problems.

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Career Development International, vol. 12 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Article
Publication date: 31 May 2024

Milad Jannesari, Sherry E. Sullivan and Yehuda Baruch

The increasing complexity of global labor markets and work environments has made the school-to-work transition more difficult. We explore factors that influence important career…

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Purpose

The increasing complexity of global labor markets and work environments has made the school-to-work transition more difficult. We explore factors that influence important career outcomes for young adults in China as they transition from their university to the labor market. Specifically, we examine how protean career orientation, self-perceived employability, mother’s and father’s career support and human capital (English language proficiency) may influence career satisfaction and employment status during adulthood.

Design/methodology/approach

We collected survey data in two waves, six months apart, and obtained English proficiency ratings from university records.

Findings

Father’s and mother’s career support was significantly associated with protean career orientation and protean career orientation was significantly related to self-perceived employability. Self-perceived employability was significantly associated with career satisfaction and employment status. The career support-career satisfaction and career support-employment status relationships were fully mediated by protean career orientation and self-perceived employability. Contrary to expectations, the human capital variable of English language proficiency did not moderate the serial mediation involving either career satisfaction or employment status.

Originality/value

By integrating protean career theory, human capital theory and research on parental support, we offer an interdisciplinary contribution to the school-to-work transition literature. We also advance protean career theory by studying it as a mediating variable and by examining parental support as an antecedent of it.

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Career Development International, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Article
Publication date: 6 March 2009

Amos Oyesoji Aremu, Francis Pakes and Les Johnston

Locus of control is the perception of an individual's perception about events in his or her life. This paper aims to improve police ethical standards using a counselling approach…

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Purpose

Locus of control is the perception of an individual's perception about events in his or her life. This paper aims to improve police ethical standards using a counselling approach, locus of control to reduce police corruption in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

A pre‐test, post‐test and control group quasi‐experimental approach using a 2 × 2×2 factorial matrix was employed in the study. Participants were 200 police personnel conveniently sampled from Oyo and Lagos State Police Commands, Nigeria. Quantitative data were collected with a 100 per cent success rate using a valid and reliable instrument, the police ethical behaviour scale (PEBS).

Findings

Results of the study using analysis of covariance and t‐test statistics on three generated hypotheses indicated that locus of control as a counselling technique could significantly reduce police corruption. The moderating effect of gender and career status on the intervention (locus of control) showed that female participants and senior police officers demonstrated a stronger reduction on the corruption measure.

Research limitations/implications

This study was limited to only two State Police Commands out of 37 State Police Commands (including the Federal Capital Territory Command). The findings of the study have implications for police transformation in Nigeria; and on a specialised counselling practice through which locus of control as a counselling technique could be integrated into the police training.

Originality/value

The study fills the existing research gap by utilising locus of control as a counselling intervention strategy. It would therefore be of value to police authorities, anti‐corruption bodies, researchers, criminal justice, and academics and practioners.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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