Mandatory police training: the epitome of dissatisfaction and demotivation?

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Honess, R. 2020. Mandatory police training: the epitome of dissatisfaction and demotivation? Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
AuthorsHoness, R.
Abstract

This article reports on a piece of survey research completed by 809 police officers of a Federated Rank in England and Wales. The survey examined the attitudes of the officers with regards to the provision of ongoing training within the police service and their motivation to undertake it, with a particular emphasis on training delivered by e-learning on the National Centre for Applied Learning Technologies platform. The results are discussed through the theoretical framework of andragogy (adult education theory) and self-determination theory with recommendations for improvement made based on these results.

KeywordsPolice training; Andragogy; E-learning; CPD; Continual Professional Development
Year2020
JournalPolicing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN1752-4512
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/police/paz076
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.1093/police/paz076
Publication dates
Online09 Jan 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted04 Dec 2019
Deposited13 Jan 2020
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open
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