Law Enforcement Perceived Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout
Law enforcement is widely known as one of the most demanding and unpredictable occupations, and one where extensive job stress and burnout put law enforcement officers’ mental and physical health at further risk. This study examined months on the job as an officer, organizational support, and gender differences as predictors of burnout and job satisfaction. As predicted, months on the job as an officer lead to job burnout and organizational support lead to job satisfaction. Furthermore, the findings also revealed that there were no differences between male and female perceived officer stress. Several research implications and suggestions of the findings are discussed.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Job Satisfaction, Stress, Burnout, Psychology