Morale

Morale

Morale

In line with John Brendan McAndrew

about Morale in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Morale is the sum total of an individual's feelings or attitudes with regard to his or her work or membership in a group or organization. The two primary components of morale are job satisfaction and organizational commitment. An individual's satisfaction with his or her job is task oriented and an important part of morale. Organizational commitment is reflected in allegiance to and belief in a group or collective above the individual. Research on morale in law enforcement has generally focused on the causes and consequences of low morale. Low morale has been linked to high staff turnover, low organizational commitment, poor job performance, low job satisfaction, and unethical decision making. The susceptibility of police officers to low morale and its consequences has been a focus of study within law enforcement since the early 1960s. Early research attributed the prevalence of low morale to the very nature of policing.

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