Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-
Cunningham, Christopher J. L.; Zelin, Alexandra I.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Rates of burnout among police officers vary between countries and types of officers, which necessitates further exploration of the workplace conditions that impact how and why officers experience burnout. I examined data from two samples of police officers from the United Kingdom (N=356) and the United States (N=118). I found support for the general JD-R model of burnout, where high demands and few resources correlate with more burnout. I also looked at the patterns of demands and resources that significantly predicted burnout for each sample separately, and found that there are nuanced differences in which work conditions are salient in different samples of officers. Lastly, I examined the role of perceived community support in the US sample and found that officers’ perceptions of community respect for and confidence in police were associated with all three dimensions of burnout. Officers who perceived stronger community support and respect had significantly less burnout.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Burn out (Psychology); Police
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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Keaton, Jackie, "Using the job demands-resources model to understand burnout in police officers in the UK and the US" (2021). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.