Sehar Iqbal (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
This research aimed to examine impulsivity, delinquent behaviors and emotional dysregulation in trainee police officers. This was hypothesized that impulsivity, delinquent behaviors and emotional dysregulation would be significantly associated. The sample comprised of 250 trainee police officers (both men = 100; women = 50) with age range of 20-35 years, taken from police training schools of the Lahore. It was hypothesized that impulsivity and emotional dysregulation would predict delinquent behavior among trainee police officers. Cross sectional research design was utilized. Information was gathered from participants, selected through non-probability purposive sampling strategy. The measures comprised of Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-ll; Patton, 1995), Delinquent Behavior Scale for Adults (Forth, & Kosson, 2008) and Difficulty in Emotional Regulation Scale (DERS; Kim L. Gratz, Lizabeth Roemer, 2004); Anna Weinberg, Klonsky (2009)) in addition to demographic questionnaire. Questionnaires individually administered to each of the participants. Using SPSS version 23, correlation and multiple regression analyses were used. Results showed a significant positive relationship impulsivity, delinquent behaviors and emotional dysregulation in trainee police officers. The present study helps the people to become aware of the importance of impulsivity, delinquent behaviors and emotional dysregulation among trainee police officers.
Keywords: Impulsivity, delinquent behavior, emotional dysregulation, trainee police officers.