Formation of Tolerance to Uncertainty as a Professional Quality of the Future Police Officer Personality

Keywords: uncertainty, conflict situation, tolerance to uncertainty, cadets, police officers, professional training.


The article substantiates the relevance of the problem of forming tolerance to uncertainty in future police officers as a professionally significant quality of the individual, whose professional activity takes place in a socially aggressive environment in conditions of social, psychological and professional conflicts, which are characterized by a high level of uncertainty. In such cases, effective performance of official duties by police officers is possible only under the conditions of formation of conflict-related competence and tolerance for uncertainty as professional qualities of the individual. In this regard, the problem of training future police officers to work in conflict situations, the defining characteristic of which is a high level of uncertainty, is relevant. It is shown that one of the professionally significant personality qualities of law enforcement officers is tolerance for uncertainty.

Therefore, an important task facing higher education institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is the formation of tolerance for uncertainty in cadets as future police officers. The conditions under which the professional activity of law enforcement officers takes place determine the peculiarities of the organization and content of professional training of cadets. The concept of "uncertainty tolerance" and personality qualities, which are manifestations of uncertainty tolerance, are defined. The formation of tolerance to uncertainty as a professionally significant personality quality of the future police officer requires the formation of not only certain knowledge, abilities and skills, but also certain attitudes as components of the defined personality quality. The formation of abilities, skills and attitudes is facilitated by the performance of special exercises by cadets. One of the promising and effective methods of forming abilities, skills, and attitudes are trainings and classes with training elements. The results of an experimental study on the formation of tolerance for uncertainty in future police officers in the process of their professional training are presented. A statistically probable presence of positive dynamics according to most indicators in the experimental groups after studying a special course, writing term papers and creative works on the specified problem and conducting training was revealed.


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Author Biographies

Valentyna Tiurina, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy (DSc),
Professor of the Department of Sociology and Psychology,
Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs
27 Landau avenue, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61080

Liudmyla Romanyshyna, Khmelnytsky Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy

Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy, Professor,
Head of the Pedagogy Department,
Khmelnytsky Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy,
139, Proskurivskoho Pidpillia Str., Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, 29013

How to Cite
Tiurina, V., & Romanyshyna, L. (2022). Formation of Tolerance to Uncertainty as a Professional Quality of the Future Police Officer Personality. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (16), 287-300.