|Document ID (ISN)||110977|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Arial M., Gonik V., Wild P., Danuser B.
||Association of work related chronic stressors and psychiatric symptoms in a Swiss sample of police officers; a cross-sectional questionnaire study
||Mar. 2010, Vol.83, No.3, p.323-331. 34 ref.
||The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to identify work-related stressors associated with psychiatric symptoms in a Swiss sample of policemen and to develop a model for identifying officers at risk for developing mental health problems. A total of 354 male police officers answered a questionnaire assessing a wide spectrum of work related stressors. Psychiatric symptoms were assessed using the "TST questionnaire". Logistic regression with backward procedure was used to identify a set of variables collectively associated with high scores for psychiatric symptoms. A total of 42 (11.9%) officers had a high score for psychiatric symptoms. All potential stressors considered (lack of support, self perception of bad quality work, inadequate work schedule, high mental/intellectual demands, age and physical environment) were significantly associated with a high score for psychiatric symptoms. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Switzerland; psychology of work organization; mental health; male workers; police forces; stress factors; risk factors
||conditions of work; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces