Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Stephen L. O’Keefe
Leonard J. Deutsch
Twenty nine police officers from four different departments in rural areas were tested regarding levels of stress or anxiety they experienced from inter-department issues, rules, and regulations. These findings were then compared with the officer’s levels of college education and contrasted with those officers with no college education. Additionally, comparisons were made regarding levels of college education and scores from the Fear of Negative Scale, Job Satisfaction Index, and the Stress Quiz. Further comparisons of the scores were made between officers who had attended college and those who had not and had experienced stress from critical incidents.
While there were no significant findings, trends showed that officers without college hours reported less stress involving internal departmental issues.
Police, Rural – Job stress.
Police, Rural – Attitudes – Education.
Newell, Robert D., "Anxiety, stress and job satisfaction versus education levels in rural police officers" (2000). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1747.