Trekangs en diensjare as voorspellers van posttraumatiese stresversteuring onder polisiebeamptes

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. G.P. de Bruin en_US
dc.contributor.author Knoetze, Johanna Aletta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T10:10:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T10:10:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6765
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The goal of the present study was to investigate the relationship between trait anxiety, years of service and posttraumatic stress disorder in the South African Police Service. This study was regarded as important because posttraumatic stress can have a significant influence on the personal life and work-related performance of police officers. One hundred and twenty white, male police officers volunteered to participate in the study. A structural model of the relationships between trait anxiety, years of service and posttraumatic stress was postulated. The model specified that trait anxiety and years of service influence posttraumatic stress both individually and jointly. Trait anxiety is operationalised by means of the IPAT Anxiety Scale and posttraumatic stress disorder by means of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Interview Schedule. The fit of the postulated model with the observed data was investigated by means of structural equation modelling. The results indicated that the postulated model showed an acceptable fit with the observed data. The estimated parameters of the model indicated that the subscales of the IPAT Anxiety Scale and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Interview Schedule are good indicators of their respective constructs. It was further shown that trait anxiety and years of service have a significant influence on posttraumatic stress disorder. The results support those of previous studies where it was shown that these variables can influence posttraumatic stress disorder. The present study emphasizes that trait anxiety may predispose police officers to the development of trait anxiety. The study also shows that if police officers are exposed to extended periods of traumatic experiences, they run the risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Post-traumatic stress disorder - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Police psychology - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Police - Job stress - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Police - Mental health - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Anxiety - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.title Trekangs en diensjare as voorspellers van posttraumatiese stresversteuring onder polisiebeamptes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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