Development of Police Problems Checklist

Author: Ramzan Ahmad Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad Degree: M.Sc Year: 2003-2005 University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan Abstract The study aimed at developing a problem checklist to assess the problems of the police force. Police problem checklist was developed in four stages. Sample included both male and female police personnel; ranked from constable to superintendent of police (SP). At first, interviews and an open-ended questionnaire were used to elicit problems faced by police force and a list of problems were prepared; based on police responses. The prepared list was given to the three psychologists for checking its contents validity. A retained list of items was administered on twenty (20) subjects to examine its reliability and relevance to the police force. As a last step the list was given to hundred (100) male and female personnel of the police force. The psychometric properties of PPCL were analyzed. The reliability (alpha value) was .98 which shown that scale has high internal consistency. Factor analysis revealed six (6) factors like, “Financial and domestic problems”, “moral and religious problems”, “Job facilitation and senior related problems”, “Problems related to legal and police system”, “Problems related to Politician and public attitude”, “Psychological and Physical Health related problems”, which relate to six aspects or areas of problems reported by the police force. Keywords: Visit University to get the full thesis. Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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