Study of Professional Deformation of the Officers of the Department of Internal Affairs (Case Study of Police Departments of “Irkutskoye” Inter-Municipal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia)
M. Y. Uvarova, Y. A. Kedyarova, E. G. Patkina
The paper presents the study of professional deformation of the officers of the department of Internal Affairs. A survey of the materials on the topic made it possible to identify three components in the structure of professional deformation: cognitive, emotional, and behavioral. Professional deformation of the officers of the department of Internal Affairs can be characterized by affective intolerance, proneness to conflict, difficulties in self-directed thinking, decline of criterion behavior. A group of officers with symptoms of professional deformation was identified they showed low level of affective tolerance, low level of anxiety, low self-control, lack of flexibility in interpreting a certain situation, and low level of achievement motivation. This group also included officers with threshold indexes according to the hyperthymic temperament, fixedness, meticulousness, cyclothymia, anxiety scales.
professional deformation, cognitive, emotional, behavioral components, affective tolerance, level of anxiety, self-control, level of achievement motivation