Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Sixty law enforcement officers from the largest municipality in the state of West Virginia were evaluated concerning levels of stress or anxiety experienced from organizational issues and interdepartmental rules and regulations. These findings were subsequently compared with the officers level of educational attainment, specifically Bachelor’s degree versus high school education. Specifically, comparisons were made regarding officers with a Bachelor’s degree and those with high school education and scores from the Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale, the Job Satisfaction Index, and the Stress Quiz. Additionally, comparisons of the scores were made between officers with a Bachelor’s degree and officers with a high school education only who had experienced stress from critical incidents.
There were no significant findings, however, trends indicated that officers possessing a Bachelor’s degree reported less stress than officers completing only high school.
Police - Job stress - Effect of education on.
Gatson, Cathy S., "The Relationship Between Education and Police Stress: Bachelor's Degree Versus High School" (2002). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 601.