Analysis of Relationship Between Favoritism and Officer Motivation: Evidence From Turkish Police Force

Mehmet Ali Tekiner, Recai Aydın


This study analyzes the impact of favoritism on motivation
of workers, using a sample selected from the police officers
and chiefs (commissars) of Turkish National Police Force.
Motivation is found to be one of the most important factors
of success at workplace. It is well established that any type of
favoritism including nepotism would reduce the motivation of the
workforce.The negative impacts of favoritism include; alienation
of employees towards their institution, lack of promotion
opportunities for others, lack of motivation and inefficiency due
to the selection of less capable candidates for the job or position.
According to literature, on the other hand, favoritism could
sometimes have a positive impact on family-owned companies.
As part of the study, a survey with Likert scale was conducted on
130 police officers and police chiefs in the city of Adana, Turkey.
The study tests if there is a significant difference among police
officers and chiefs in terms of their perception on favoritism with
respect to their gender, age, position and length of service.


Favoritism; Nepotism; Police

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