Types and Forms of Addictive Behavior of Law Enforcement Employees

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Abstract

The article discusses types and forms of an addictive behavior of law enforcement officers (in terms of employees of internal affairs bodies) in conjunction with individual psychological characteristics. The attention is focused on the variety of addictive behavior approaches available in the scientific literature. According to the data obtained, such addictions as relationship, Internet-computer, work, adrenaline are most pronounced among employees of the internal affairs bodies in view of the peculiarities of professional activity. It was revealed that more than half of the internal affairs officers have a tendency to manifest addictive behavior. The particular structures of the manifestation of addictive behavior are described using factor analysis. The chosen five-factor model allowed to describe specific forms of addiction: addiction of negative relations, emotional addiction, distance from society, introverted workaholism, emotional interpersonal relations. The patterns of the relationship of addictive behavior with emotional instability, anxiety, social inclusion, suspicion, and emotional regulation of behavior are revealed.

General Information

Keywords: addictive behavior, addictions, alcoholism, drug addiction, Internet computer addiction, work addiction, adrenaline addiction, relationship addiction.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2019090202

For citation: Chernysheva E.V., Suslova V.R. Types and Forms of Addictive Behavior of Law Enforcement Employees [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 15–38. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elena V. Chernysheva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor,, Federal State Public Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Training «Ural Law Institute of the Ministry of Interior of Russian Federation», Ekaterinburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6469-8001, e-mail: evchern2010@gmail.com

Valerya R. Suslova, District Commissioner of Police, the municipal Department of Internal Affairs of Russia, Russia, e-mail: frau.lera2011@yandex.ru

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