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NCJ Number: 221587 Find in a Library
Title: Model of Work-Related Well-Being for Police Members in the North West Province
Journal: Acta Criminologica  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:2007  Pages:73-84
Author(s): S. Rothmann; L. I. Jorgensen
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 12
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://search.sabinet.co.za/crim/acta/ 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: The objective of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the constructs in a measurement model of work-related well-being and to test a structural model of work-related well-being for members of the Local Criminal Record Center (LCRC) of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Abstract: The Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey, Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, and a Job Demands-Resources Scale were used as measuring instruments; and structural equation modeling was implemented to test a structural model of work-related well-being. A good fit was found for the model in which perceived job demands contributed to burnout which, in turn, impacted on ill health. Local Criminal Record Center (LCRC) members exhibited a high risk to fall ill due to exhaustion; they were less enthusiastic about their job and tended to derive a lower sense of significance from their work. In addition, members were seriously at risk of developing low affective commitment due to law work engagement. Exhaustion influenced the way members viewed their job demands, organizational and social support, as well as growth opportunities available to them. A lack of advancement opportunities and job insecurity exacerbated the feelings of exhaustion and cynicism. Harsh realities exist in the SAPS that require the investigation of concepts such as burnout and work engagement in the context of work-related well-being. The purpose of this study was first to determine the construct validity and internal consistency of the constructs in the measurement model, including burnout and work engagement, job demands, and resources, and then to test a structural model of work-related well-being for members of the LCRC and the SAPS. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress; South Africa
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Evaluation measures; Foreign police; Instrument validation; Job pressure; Stress assessment; Testing and measurement
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