Policijos pareigūnų darbe patiriamas stresas ir jo sąsajos su profesiniu nuovargiu: Šiaulių ir Kauno apskričių vyriausiųjų policijos komisariatų atvejai
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Occupational stress, it‘s damage and prevention options is currently one of the most widely investigated areas in psychology. The police organization is interested in these studies because the errors of the stress management are costly both in human resources and financial terms. The aim of this study was to ascertain relationship between occupational stress and burnout among police officers. The survey was made in Siauliai and Kaunas counties police force (n=357). Policemen completed a self administered Police Stress Questionnaire of McCreary and Thompson; burnout was assessed by Maslach Questionnaire of Burnout (MBQ). Characteristics of the relationship between occupational stress and burnout among police officers were analyzed by comparing criminal and municipal police officer’s occupational stress in association with burnout, by assessing the burnout in different structural subdivisions. The results of analysis show that the organizational stress is more predictive of police officers burnout than operational stress. A statistically significant difference was found between criminal and municipal police officer’s occupational stress and burnout in Siauliai County, but not in Kaunas County police force.
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