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EXAMINING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGGRESSION LEVELS AND PERCEIVED LEADERSHIP OF WORKERS IN HOMELAND SECURITY SERVICES

Abstract

Author(s): Cemal ÖZTÜRK, Bekir TAVAS

In order to provide more civilized homeland security services in the perspective of new public management, firstly aggression levels of personnel giving service in this area must be measured and decreased. Leadership may be an effective device to provide this in police organization which is operating via chain of command and basic of homeland security. For this reason, relationship between perceived leadership and aggression was evaluated in the research. In the research, (n=390) law enforcement agency personnel working at Ankara City police department in 2015 year were subjected to survey including leadership and aggression scales. According to results of the study, security organization personnel have both high leadership perceiving and aggression levels. Difference analysis results showed that there were not statistically significant differences of leadership perceiving and aggression levels based on demographic properties of personnel mentioned in this research. According to correlation analysis results, there was a positive and statistically significant relation between oral aggression and leadership perceiving (p<0,01). Personnel having leadership statute have higher oral aggression levels, and this may be reason for this correlation.

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