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Police Self-Image: A Galatea Effect


  • Rondina, Leo Carlo


“A self-expectation about your performance largely determines your performance-Galatea effect”. This study was conducted to determine the self-image of the Police. The respondents were the 503 policemen assigned in Davao City and they were through universal sampling. With the used of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) latent construct variable of police image were identified as follows; professionalism, obedience, morality and justice and fairness. Further, ordinal regression indicates statistical characteristics the older the police is the better perception of his self-image. Further study, to determine the congruence or resonance of the findings of this study utilizing the perception of the community on police image.

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  • Rondina, Leo Carlo, 2018. "Police Self-Image: A Galatea Effect," MPRA Paper 86457, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:86457

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    1. Dowler, Kenneth & Zawilski, Valerie, 2007. "Public perceptions of police misconduct and discrimination: Examining the impact of media consumption," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 193-203.
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    Police Image; Exploratory Factor Analysis; Ordinal Regression;

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    • Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy
    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other

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