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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 190-198

A study of Psychological Well-Being among Police Personnel

SeemaVinayak1, Jotika Judge2

1Professor, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh
2Research Fellow, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Corresponding Author: Jotika Judge


This study explores psychosocial well-being among male and female police personnel. Empathy and forgiveness are explored as correlates of psychological well-being. Gender and rank differences on all three variables are also assessed. Personnel in age range of 30 to 45 years, having experience of minimum three years in dealing directly with citizens were selected from Jalandhar range of Punjab police, belonging to Assistant Sub Inspector {ASI} and Sub Inspector {SI} ranks. Respondents were administered Ryff’s psychological well-being scale (Ryff& Keyes, 1995), Heartland Forgiveness Scale (Thompson, Snyder & Hoffman, 2005) and Toronto Empathy Questionnaire (Spreng, McKinnon, Mar & Levine, 2009). Descriptive statistics (mean and S.D.), correlation analysis, t-test and 2x2 ANOVA was applied. Results revealed that empathy positively correlate with psychological well-being among police personnel and significant gender differences exist on forgiveness while significant rank differences exist on empathy and psychological well-being.

Key words: Gender differences, empathy, forgiveness, rank differences, police, psychological well-being

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