|This study used Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs Theory as a framework to address perceptions of belongingness and discrimination. One operational hypothesis was examined. There is no significant relationship between minority and non-minority female officers regarding belongingness and love needs pertaining to human contact due to perceptions of discrimination. From this hypothesis, it was expected that minority and non-minority female officers perceptions of belongingness need on Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs would be met. Analyses revealed that belongingness need was significantly different for minority verses non-minority female officers due to their perception of discrimination.
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