Title

The Effects of Distress on Motivation in the Police Force

Abstract

Stress in the police force is a topic that is becoming an interest for researchers. Police officers not only experience stress on the job, but in the characteristics of their organization as well. This study predicted that level of stress would be inversely related to motivational levels. Additional hypotheses were made about relationships between stress, motivation, energy allocation, and job performance and motivation as assessed by a supervisor. Results showed no significant correlation between stress and motivational level. Even though this study showed only one significant correlation between stress and the energy pool, the small sample size made it difficult to make any real conclusions. Although this study showed insignificant results, additional research needs to be concentrated on this link between stress and motivation.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2007

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Pritchard, Robert D.

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Degree Program

Psychology

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Distress

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022128

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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