Tolerance to uncertainty and the choice of coping strategies in law enforcement

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Abstract

The article discusses the problem of studying the tolerance of uncertainty and coping behaviors among law enforcement officers. The problem of coping behavior is one of the most relevant for legal psychology in the study of psychological characteristics of work and personality of law enforcement officers. Performance is achieved not only professional knowledge and skills, but also features tolerance to ambiguity and stress overcoming behavior of employees in a busy and special conditions. Considered tolerance/intolerance (TN/INT) to uncertainty, coping behavior, its essence and main components. Defined the main directions in studying the coping strategies of law enforcement. The study involved 78 officers FDCS of Russia in the age from 20 to 50 years with different calendar length of service in bodies of drug enforcement. The results of an empirical study aimed at studying the peculiarities of tolerance for uncertainty and coping strategies of law enforcement officers, establish the specific nature of their relationship. The differences in the level of tolerance for uncertainty and the choice of coping strategies among employees depending on the experience of service in law enforcement and the level of neuropsychic stability.

General Information

Keywords: uncertainty, tolerance/intolerance to uncertainty, coping behavior, coping strategies, coping resources, and law enforcement officers.

Journal rubric: Personality-oriented Psychotechnologies in Law Enforcement

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2017070409

For citation: Rogachev V., Konopleva I.N. Tolerance to uncertainty and the choice of coping strategies in law enforcement [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2017. Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 106–126. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2017070409. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vladimir Rogachev, Graduate, Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of Distance Learning, Department of Distance Learning,, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: elk.73@mail.ru

Inga N. Konopleva, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8540-8667, e-mail: konopleva.i.n@gmail.com

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