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Title:Gender and Attitudes Toward Professional Ethics: A Nigeria Police Perspective
Author:Adebayo, Dada O.
Periodical:African Security Review
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:professional ethics
Military, Defense and Arms
Labor and Employment
Women's Issues
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2005.9627359
Abstract:This study was designed to examine the influence of gender and age on attitudes toward professional ethics among a sample of Nigerian police officers. Using a cross-sectional survey, data was collected from a total of 163 participants, all officers and men and women of the Nigerian Police, Oyo State Command, Ibadan. Results revealed that gender and age were significant predictors of unethical beliefs; female and older police participants were also more ethical than their male and younger counterparts. These findings were discussed in the context of socialization theory, C. Gilligan's (1982) moral development theory and other organizational practices, while the practical implications for recruitment, selection and placement in Nigeria's police force were also emphasized. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]