Journal article

POLICE STRESS AND WELL-BEING - INTEGRATING PERSONALITY, COPING AND DAILY WORK EXPERIENCES

PM HART, AJ WEARING, B HEADEY

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology | WILEY | Published : 1995

Abstract

What are the personal and work related factors which contribute to a police officer's psychological well‐being? This question was examined within a Perceived Quality of Life (PQOL) framework that integrates personality, coping processes and a police officer's positive (beneficial to well‐being) and negative (harmful to well‐being) work experiences. Structural equation analyses were conducted on questionnaire data obtained from 527 police officers during two related studies. Two structural equation models showed that positive and negative work experiences independently contributed to an officer's PQOL, and that organizational rather than operational experiences were more important. A third mo..

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