Coaching Africa: a strength based systems approach towards coaching in a multicultural society

Llewellyn van Zyl, Marius Stander

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An official priority concern for the Nigeria Police Force is unethical behaviour by police officers. There is little indication that the organisation is effectively overcoming this problem. The present study was designed to examine the roles of police culture and organisational socialisation on prosocial and ethical behaviour among a sample of Nigeria police. Using a cross‐sectional survey design, data was collected from 193 participants drawn from officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command, Sagamu, Nigeria. Results of the multiple regression computed reveal that police culture themes of solidarity, isolation and cynicism and organisational socialisation were significantly predictive and explained 28% of the variance in police officers' prosocial behavior, while only police culture themes of solidarity and isolation were significantly predictive and explained 12% of police officers' unethical behaviour. These findings were discussed in the context of socio‐dynamic theory, socialisation theory and ethical theories, while the practical implications for the training of officers of the Nigeria police were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558
Number of pages1
JournalInternational journal of psychology
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Congress of Psychology Psychology Serving Humanity, ICP 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
Conference number: 30


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