Features of the motivational profile of police officers’ personality

Keywords: motivation, motivational personality’s profile, National Police of Ukraine, needs, employee of the National Police of Ukraine


On the basis of the analysis of a significant number of domestic and international theoretical and research works, where professional motivation has been researched; the author has formed own definition of the concept of the motivational profile of an employee of the National Police of Ukraine, where the author suggests to understand the totality of internal and external motive forces, which induce an employee to the productive activity to achieve personal goals and the main objective of the unit, as well as specify the boundaries and forms of activity and add to this activity the tendency oriented towards the achievement of defined goals.

The author has provided results of the empirical research of the motivational profile of the National Police officers’ personality. Based on the analysis of empirical data, with the help of the Methodology of diagnostics of motivational profile of a person by S. Richie and P. Martin, the main features of motivational profiles of the National Police officers in different fields of activity have been determined.

On the basis of comparison of motivational factors that characterize the motivational profile of the personality of employees of various units of the National Police, the most significant of them have been determined. These include the factors that determine the aspirations of a person to social needs, the needs for respect, as well as material needs.

Based on the analysis of empirical data, the author has defined the main motivational aspirations of National Police officers. It has been determined that police officers are generally characterized by: the desire for interesting and socially useful work; the need for self-improvement, growth and development of both a personality, as well as high wages and material rewards, the desire to work with a attractive set of benefits and allowances; the need for enthusiasm from other people to make others appreciate the merits, achievements and successes of an individual; the need for a clear work structuring, the availability of a feedback and information, which allows you to assess the results of the work; the need to reduce uncertainty and to establish the rules and guidelines for the implementation of work.

Author Biography

O. M. Smirnova, Odessa National Maritime University

Department of practical psychology;
Candidate of Psychological Sciences (Ph.D.).


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How to Cite
Smirnova, O. (2018) “Features of the motivational profile of police officers’ personality”, Law and Safety, 69(2), pp. 43-50. doi: 10.32631/pb.2018.2.06.