Committee Chair

Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-

Committee Member

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.; Zelin, Alexandra

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

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.

Degree

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.

Date

5-2021

Subject

Burn out (Psychology); Police

Keyword

Burnout; JD-R model; Police

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

x, 76 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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