Faculty Sponsor

Amanda Zelechoski

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Psychology

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Celebration Date

5-3-2014

Abstract

This study was a cross-cultural comparison of stress and coping styles in the U.S. and England. To date, no studies have directly compared police officer stress in the U.S. and England. Police officers were recruited to complete surveys on stress, coping strategies, and job satisfaction. Data collection in England is ongoing, but U.S. results indicate that organizational stress impacted law enforcement officers (LEOs) more than operational stress. Environmental and educational factors also had a significant effect on reported stress. However, marital status was the only factor that influenced which coping strategies LEOs used. This poster will discuss the findings of this study, as well as discuss policy implications relating to stress response strategies.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

All of the authors are members of Professor Zelechoski's Psychology, Law, and Trauma Lab and are planning to pursue careers in clinical or counseling psychology.

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