Psychosocial Risk Factors, Burnout and Hardy Personality as Variables Associated With Mental Health in Police Officers [2018]

Among the variables associated with occupational stress, two of the most studied are the adverse perceptions of psychosocial risk factors in the workplace and burnout. With the rise of positive psychology, other variables of the individual type, such as hardy personality have also been the subject of study. No studies have been found that jointly examine these variables related to mental health in police officers. The aim of this research was to analyze which variables were associated with mental health in police officers. A total of 223 policemen (202 men and 21 women) participated in a cross-sectional study. Of all the variables, emotional exhaustion and perception of problems as challenges were the only factors introduced in the regression model. These factors must be considered to improve both human resource interventions and occupational health practices in this professional group.

Beatriz Talavera-Velasco, Lourdes Luceño-Moreno, Jesús Martín-García and Yolanda García-Albuerne

Frontiers in Psychology, 18 September 2018