Features of Emotional and Volitional Stability of Police Officers at Various Stages of Occupational Genesis

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Abstract

The article deals with the issues of emotional and volitional stability, acting as the leading ones in the system of moral and psychological support for the activities of the internal affairs bodies of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the article was to analyze the features of emotional and volitional stability of police officers of the territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and cadets of the educational organization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. The sample is represented by two groups of 119 people, including police officers, 65 people, cadets of the educational organization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia — 54 people. The research methods were presented by the diagnostic unit: the questionnaire for assessing neuropsychic stability “Prognosis-2” (V.Yu. Rybnikov); the test “Lifestyle Analysis” (Boston stress tolerance test), the Individual typological questionnaire L.N. Sobchik, The methodology of the study of the volitional organization of the personality of A.A.Khokhlov, The test questionnaire of A.V. Zverkov and E.V. Eidman “The study of volitional self-regulation”. Research results. The presence of significantly significant differences (p≤0.05) between the groups was established, indicating a higher level of neuropsychic stability, stress resistance and emotional-volitional regulation of police officers, which is determined by age characteristics and character accentuations. The normative indicators in both groups were not exceeded, which generally reflects the quality of professional psychological selection and the stability of the personality of police officers.

General Information

Keywords: activity-related experience, quality of motivation, self-determination theory, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, academic motivation

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2023130104

Received: 29.04.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Goncharova N.A., Dushkin A.S., Konopleva I.N., Pryakhina M.V. Features of Emotional and Volitional Stability of Police Officers at Various Stages of Occupational Genesis [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2023. Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 51–63. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2023130104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia A. Goncharova, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Psychology, Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0795-4969, e-mail: goncharova_n@bk.ru

Anton S. Dushkin, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Head, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9139-1585, e-mail: dushkin-ac@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

Marina V. Pryakhina, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4516-2540, e-mail: pryakhina62@mail.ru

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