Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor Francis Group

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science/Lifespan Resilience Research Group

RAS ID

16164

Comments

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal on 10 Oct 2013 : Balmer, G. M., Pooley, J. , & Cohen, L. (2013). Psychological resilience of Western Australian police officers: relationship between resilience, coping style, psychological functioning and demographics. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 15(4), 270-282.Available online at here

Abstract

This study examines the relationships between resilience, coping style, psychological functioning and the demographic variables of gender, age, rank and length of service in a sample of 285 Western Australian Police officers. Regression analysis indicated that resilience was predicted by greater use of rational coping and less use of emotional coping, but not psychological functioning. Increased age, rank and length of service were all correlated with significantly lower resilience scores. Significant differences in coping styles were found for all demographic variables. Implications of these findings and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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