The title of Saifan's thesis is: 'Senior leadership characteristics for the United Arab Emirates police.'
This research will attempt to shed light on the key senior leadership characteristics in the UAE police force and the impact of leadership characteristics on leadership effectiveness. The research applies a mixed methods approach. A qualitative component of 25 semi-structured interviews was used to gather detailed data, in a study population consisting of Commander-in-Chief, their deputies and Director - Generals. Documentation was reviewed to identify further evidence. Subsequently, a quantitative approach was used. 600 Questionnaires were distributed to the department managers and heads of division. A range of statistical methods were used to analyse the questionnaire data. Saifan's research supervisor is Dr Bronwyn Betts.
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Abstract accepted for paper presentation at Policing and Security Conference, 4th-5th of November, 2015 'Global Challenges and Local Solution' In Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi-UAE.