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Salutogenic profile of police trainees on entry into the profession

Show simple item record Bekwa, Nomfusi De Beer, Marie 2012-02-07T08:42:42Z 2012-02-07T08:42:42Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Bekwa, N. & De Beer, M. 2009, 'Salutogenic profile of police trainees on entry into the profession,' Journal of Psychology in Africa, vol.19, no. 2, pp. 177-189. en
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.description.abstract The study aimed to determine the salutogenic (wellbeing) profile of South African police trainees on entry into the profession. Participants were police trainees with an average age of 26 years enrolled for basic training in a police college. Sample sizes ranged between 275 and 499 depending on the questionnaire. The participants completed six questionnaires, namely Orientation to Life Questionnaire (Antonovsky, 1987) Locus of Control Inventory (Schepers, 1999), Self Efficacy Scale (Bandura, 1997), Personal Views Survey (Kobasa, 1979), Potency Scale (Ben-Sira, 1985) and the Self-Control Schedule (Rosenbaum, 1990). The results indicated the trainees’ abilities in logical reasoning, determination, independence, confidence, self control and influence that could be resources to support their wellbeing. The police trainees scored above average on most of the constructs, thereby suggesting their readiness to deal with the stressful occupation they were being trained for. Furthermore, the police trainees demonstrated a comparable or more positive salutogenic profile than those obtained in other South African studies. en
dc.subject Salutogenic constructs en
dc.subject Sense of coherence en
dc.subject Locus of control en
dc.subject Self efficacy en
dc.subject Hardiness en
dc.subject Potency en
dc.subject Learned resourcefulness en
dc.subject Police trainees en
dc.subject Salutogenic
dc.subject Police trainees
dc.title Salutogenic profile of police trainees on entry into the profession en
dc.type Article en

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