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1. Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .

Degree: 2015, University of South Africa

The main purpose of this study is to explore the role spirituality plays in the coping of traffic officers within the South African Traffic Services. A sample of ten traffic officers participated in the study, and data was obtained by means of open-ended questions during in-depth and semi-structured interviews. The literature review aimed to conceptualise spirituality, to conceptualise coping, and to theoretically explore the role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers. Specific aims for the empirical study were: to gain a better understanding of how traffic officers experience the role of spirituality in coping with their role within the South African context; to provide a framework that can assist with creating an understanding of the role spirituality plays in coping as a traffic officer; and to formulate recommendations for possible future research that explores the role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers within the discipline of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, more specifically in employee and organisational wellness, and career counselling. The research findings showed that traffic officers in the sample all utilised spirituality in the workplace to various extents, and that they exhibited adaptive coping abilities when doing so. They associated less spirituality or a lack of spirituality with weaker coping abilities. It was found that spirituality in the traffic officers is informed by a foundation of spirituality or religion, purpose to their work and life, their connection to their spiritual source, and the fruits of spirituality. Their coping ability was influenced by upbringing and background, by stressors from their work environment and by coping mechanisms. The role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers culminated in their ability to interpret the meaning of spirituality, and then to implement spirituality in order to cope. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Niekerk, Annelize (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Spirituality; Coping; Traffic officer; Traffic work environment; Interpretive paradigm; Employee and organisational wellness; Career counselling; Qualitative study

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APA (6th Edition):

Jacobs, R. D. (2015). Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. “Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. “Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .” 2015. Web. 18 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Jacobs RD. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. [cited 2020 Sep 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751.

Council of Science Editors:

Jacobs RD. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751


University of Cincinnati

2. GROWETTE BOSTAPH, LISA M. RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?.

Degree: PhD, Education : Criminal Justice, 2004, University of Cincinnati

This dissertation explores a possible use for the repeat phenomenon in examining racial disparities in police motor vehicle stops. Racial profiling, in terms of motor vehicle stops, is one of the more controversial issues in policing today and, subsequently, numerous studies and reports have been issued regarding the distribution of motor vehicle stops across the races. Beyond identifying the existence of racial disparities in motor vehicle stops, explaining why those disparities exist and how they should be addressed are relatively new topics in this growing body of research. The repeat phenomenon is an untapped resource in research on police motor vehicle stops. The repeat phenomenon is the existence of a small proportion of people or places (officers, citizens, places, victims) that account for a much larger proportion of events. In criminal justice and criminology, this phenomenon has been identified and discussed in criminal offending, victimization, locations of criminal events, and, to a lesser degree, officer behavior. The discussion, though, has not been extended to motor vehicle stops. The present study will focus on two aspects of the repeat phenomenon, officers and citizens. The existence of the repeat phenomenon in motor vehicle stops may offer a fresh insight into racial profiling. If repeat officers and citizens do exist in the realm of motor vehicle stops, what is the impact on the racial disparity uncovered in motor vehicle stop research? If a small group of officers is making the majority of motor vehicle stops, and that majority of stops has a high level of racial disparity, focusing future research on those repeat officers may lead to both explanations for and strategies to address racial profiling. In addition, if a small group of citizens accounts for a large proportion of the drivers stopped by the police, focusing future research on those repeat citizens may also lead to explanations for and strategies to address racial profiling. This study examines the existence of repeat officers and citizens in a population of motor vehicle stops in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio during a portion of the year 2001. In addition, the study will also address the impact of either (or both) repeat officers and/or citizens on the level of racial disparity in motor vehicle stops found in this dataset. Finally, areas of future research addressing possible theoretical explanations for racial disparity in motor vehicle stops will be explored. Advisors/Committee Members: Engel, Dr. Robin (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Sociology, Criminology and Penology; racial profiling; officer performance; repeat officers; repeat phenomenon; traffic stops

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APA (6th Edition):

GROWETTE BOSTAPH, L. M. (2004). RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cincinnati. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1100215923

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

GROWETTE BOSTAPH, LISA M. “RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?.” 2004. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1100215923.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

GROWETTE BOSTAPH, LISA M. “RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?.” 2004. Web. 18 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

GROWETTE BOSTAPH LM. RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2004. [cited 2020 Sep 18]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1100215923.

Council of Science Editors:

GROWETTE BOSTAPH LM. RACE AND REPEATS: DOES THE REPETITIVE NATURE OF POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS IMPACT RACIALLY BIASED POLICING?. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2004. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1100215923

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