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The Influence of Job Satisfaction on Organisational Commitment in Police

Terhi Kankaanranta, from the The Police College of Finland, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Criminological Theory, Research and Education,” under the title “The Influence of Job Satisfaction on Organisational Commitment in Police”. Here is the abstract: Job satisfaction and organisational commitment are essential areas to analyse as they have shown to influence e.g. employee's labour supply decisions. In this study, factors influencing job satisfaction and organisational commitment of Finnish police officers were studied. Data were collected from two electronic questionnaires, administered to the total uniform police population in Finland in 2008 and 2010. Data analysis utilised structural equation modelling (SEM), which covers various modelling techniques, such as factor and regression analysis. Findings of this study revealed that the level of organisational commitment was high in Finnish police and was strongly influenced by job satisfaction both in 2008 and 2010. Job satisfaction was contributed by aspects such as e.g. co-operation in work community and fair treatment by supervisors.

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  • “The Influence of Job Satisfaction on Organisational Commitment in Police”, by Terhi Kankaanranta (Proceedings)

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