Effects of Korean Maritime Police Subculture on Organizational Conflict

해양경찰의 하위문화가 조직갈등에 미치는 영향

  • Lim, You-Seok (Institute of Police and Crime, Dongguk University) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Gil (Department of Coast Guard Science, Kunsan National University) ;
  • You, Young-Hyun (Department of Coast Guard Science, Kunsan National University)
  • 임유석 (동국대학교 경찰범죄연구소) ;
  • 김종길 (군산대학교 해양경찰학과) ;
  • 유영현 (군산대학교 해양경찰학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.26
  • Accepted : 2016.10.27
  • Published : 2016.10.31


In this study, various conflicts in the maritime police organization were diagnosed and police subculture, which is different from dominant mainstream maritime police culture, was concluded to cause conflicts. In addition, maritime police conflicts and conflicts due to the balance, confrontation, and contradiction between bureaucratic and democratic values in the maritime police organization itself are discussed. The results of analysis on the effects of Maritime police subculture on organizational conflict are as follows: First, the influence of cynicism on functional conflict was explored. The higher the level of lies of the persons under investigation, the more functional conflict appeared. Also, if a person showed a low level of credibility among the police, this also led to functional conflict. In addition, if an individual showed low levels of cooperation and credibility with the police, this resulted in hierarchical conflict. Second, the influence of machismo on functional conflict was also explored. It was found that female officers experienced conflicts because of poorer job performance compared to male counterparts. In hierarchical issues, female officers experienced conflict over the reduced scope of tasks assigned to them and lower job performance ability. Third, the effect of non-acceptance of change in functional conflict was not statistically significant. An aggressive attitude toward crime control and rejecting jobs unrelated to crime influenced functional conflict, and an aggressive attitude and performing jobs unrelated to crime lead to functional conflict.


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