Relationship between Police Officers Personality Traits, Health and Coping Mechanisms

  • Ivana Glavina Jelaš
  • Dunja Korak
  • Joško Vukosav

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between police officers personality traits, health and coping. One hundred and seventy-seven police officers participated in the study. The following questionnaires were used: Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS, Endler & Parker, 1990), Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ R/S, Eysenck, 1991) and SF-36 Health Survey (Ware et al, 2000). Results showed that extraversion positively correlated with taskoriented and avoidance-oriented coping. Neuroticism negatively correlated with task-oriented and positively with emotion-oriented coping. All health subscales were in negative correlation with emotion-oriented coping, while task-oriented coping was in positive correlation with all scales except general health and physical functioning.

Published
2014-06-01
How to Cite
Jelaš, I. G., Korak, D., & Vukosav, J. (2014). Relationship between Police Officers Personality Traits, Health and Coping Mechanisms. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (10), 12-16. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/92