Psychological Approach to the Competency Model of the Head of Department of Internal Affairs in the Context of Time Management

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Abstract

The paper reviews psychological rates of success and effectiveness in the work of heads and staff of Departments of Internal Affairs. Time management skills are especially important for police officers considering the specificity of their work. This study was aimed at exploring competencies of heads of Departments of Internal Affairs in terms of time management. The purpose of the study was to find out the main causes of the losses in the work time of heads of Departments of Internal Affairs; to explore the importance of optimizing time resources for achieving positive results in operational activities; to reveal the measures taken by managers to optimize the losses of official time. A questionnaire was used as a research method. 250 heads of police departments of various levels took part in the survey. The results obtained in the study enabled the authors to define the organizational and psychological bases for improving the use of time in workplace.

General Information

Keywords: time management skills, time management, police officers, heads of Departments of Internal Affairs

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2017220511

For citation: Vakhnina V.V., Demin G.I., Ulyanina O.A. Psychological Approach to the Competency Model of the Head of Department of Internal Affairs in the Context of Time Management. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2017. Vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 94–102. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2017220511. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Viktoriya V. Vakhnina, Doctor of Psychology, Docent, Professor of the Department of Psychology, Pedagogy and Organization of Work with Personnel, Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3242-840X, e-mail: vikavahnina@mail.ru

Ghenadiy I. Demin, Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor, Chair od Management of Internal Affairs Bodies in Special Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: uvd-osob@mail.ru

Olga A. Ulyanina, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Federal Coordination Center for the Provision of Psychological Services in the Education System of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Corresponding member of the RAE, Chief Researcher of the Research Center, Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia; Professor of Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology at National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9300-4825, e-mail: ulyaninaoa@mgppu.ru

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