Ranking police stressors

Department of Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York 14623.
Psychological Reports (Impact Factor: 0.53). 11/1994; 75(2):824-6. DOI: 10.2466/pr0.1994.75.2.824
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Police stressors were measured using Spielberger's Police Stress Survey with a sample of 103 police officers. Rankings of police stressors are discussed.

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    • "Polis memurlarının yaşadıkları TSSB belirtilerini etkileyen etmenler ile ilgili çalışmalar daha çok birincil travmatik stres belirtileriyle ilgilidir. Fakat polis memurları ile ilgili yapılan çalışmaların sonuçları, polisler tarafından işle ilgili stresli ve travmatik olarak algılanan durumların hırpalanmış çocuklar (Violanti ve Aron, 1994) ile aile üyelerinin ve çocukların yer aldığı olaylar olduğunu (Patterson, 2001), diğer bir ifadeyle çocukların maruz kaldığı "

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    • "Several sources of stress in police work have been identified: (1) the obvious inherent aspect, which involves danger and job risk; (2) the police administrative organization ; and (3) other less obvious stressors involved in police work such as shift work or work load (Bonnar, 2000; Kop & Euwema, 2001; Patterson, 2002; Spielberger , Grier, & Greenfield, 1981; Violanti & Aron, 1994; Patterson, 2003; Violanti, et al., 2006) Despite the prevalence of stress in police work, there is limited empirical evidence available that stress is associated with work absence. A recent study by Magnavita and Garbarino (2013) found an association between stress and work absence among police, characterized by high work demands and low control. "
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    • "Job satisfaction is experienced if employees feel that their individual capacities and values can be utilized in the work environment and the opportunities and rewards are offered in work environment. Violanti and Aron (1994) found a strong and positive relationship between high level of job satisfaction and the psychological well-being of police officers. Job satisfaction is considered as one of the strongest predictors of a valued organizational outcome and commitment (Jaramillo et al., 2005). "
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