Stress, Coping, Burnout Job Satisfaction and General Health among Members of An Garda Síochana

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Lowe, Mandy
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study was to examine if age, gender stress and coping correlated with general health, burnout and job satisfaction. The Method used was a cross-sectional correlational design. A relevant selection of questions from the Operational Police Stress Questionnaire, the Organisational Police Stress Questionnaire, two specific Job Satisfaction questions, the brief cope survey, Maslach’s Burnout Inventory and the General Health Questionnaire were used to measure the variables. Participants were all full time members of An Garda Síochana with the rank of Garda. Gardaí were asked to fill in the questionnaires and to disclose their gender and age. Multiple regression tests were carried out on the significant correlations. The analyses showed that there were significant relationships between sex and job satisfaction, operational stress and depersonalisation, age and personal achievement, sex and emotional exhaustion and operational stress and general health. There were however other predictor variables which influenced these relationships. Author keywords: Stress, coping, burnout, job satisfaction, general health, An Garda Síochana, police