Journal article

Testing a Model of Officer Intentions to Quit The Mediating Effects of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction

Amanda F Allisey, Andrew J Noblet, Anthony D Lamontagne, Jonathan Houdmont

Criminal Justice and Behavior | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Voluntary turnover among law enforcement personnel is a significant concern. However, few studies have considered potential intermediate linkages in the relationship between working conditions and officers' quit/stay intentions. Utilizing a large cross-sectional sample of U.K.-based officers (n = 1,789, response rate = 25%), a mediational model of officer turnover intentions was tested. Findings indicated that a number of key psychosocial conditions specified in the U.K. Health and Safety Executive Management Standards Indicator Tool (e.g., job demands, role clarity) were associated with officer intentions to leave; however, when job stress and job satisfaction were entered into the model, t..

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