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|Title: ||An exploration of the social service role strain, social service role stress and empowerment of frontline police officers in China|
|Other Titles: ||Zhongguo ji ceng jing cha she hui fu wu jue se de zhang li, ya li he fu quan yan jiu|
|Authors: ||Wang, Xiaohai ( 王小海)|
|Department: ||Department of Applied Social Studies|
|Degree: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Subjects: ||Police -- China.|
Police social work -- China.
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: HV8260.A2 W37 2010|
xii, 373 p. : ill. 30 cm.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2010.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-347)
|Abstract: ||This study examines the possible relationships between police social service role
strain (PSSRS), police social service role stress (PSSRSS), police social service
structural empowerment (PSSSE) and police social service psychological
empowerment (PSSPE) among frontline police officers in China. Based on theories of
role strain, structural empowerment and psychological empowerment, a conceptual
model of Police Social Service Role Stress-Strain and Coping is established.
This study adopts a two-phase (quantitative and qualitative approaches) sequential
explanatory design. In the first phase, a questionnaire is used to collect data from a
sample of two hundred frontline community patrol officers in Shenzhen Public
Security Bureau (China). After conducting the quantitative analysis, the author uses
in-depth interviews to explore the nature of PSSRS, PSSRSS, PSSSE and PSSPE
from 12 selected interviewees’ insights.
According to the results of the survey and in-depth interviews, the participants report
a comparatively high level of PSSRS and PSSRSS, and seem to perceive a low level
of PSSSE and have a weak sense of PSSPE. It has been found that there are
significantly positive correlations between PSSRSS and PSSRS and negative
relationships between PSSSE, PSSPE and PSSRS.
The emergence of PSSRSS, PSSSE, PSSPE, PSSRS and their correlations needs to be understood as dependent upon the development of Chinese policing and the Chinese
police organization. In reviewing the development of Chinese policing in the
pre-reform period, the dual social control (informal and formal) mechanism with
emphasis on informal social control followed the mass line of policing and operated
very well for social service delivery in China. During the reform era, Chinese policing
is characterized by strike-hard campaigns, police professionalization, and police
professional ethics which are highly concerned with the emergence of PSSRS and
PSSRSS. Many limits of paramilitary-bureaucratic structure in Chinese police
organization are closely concerned with respondents’ perception of a low level of
PSSSE and PSSPE. The author proposes a model for understanding and coping with
PSSRS among frontline police officers. Many suggestions are made for inhibiting the
emergence of PSSRSS and improving the empowerment in the police organization.|
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b4086182|
|Appears in Collections:||SS - Doctor of Philosophy |
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