Job Demands, Job Control and Burnout among Punjab Police Constables

Akhtar Ali (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The current study aimed to examine relationship between job demands, job control and burnout with Cross sectional design in Punjab police constables. It was hypothesized that there would be a  positive relationship between job demand and burnout and negative relationship between job control and burnout in police constables. Moreover, job demand would positively predict burnout and job control would negatively predict burnout in police constables. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from different police stations of Lahore. The sample comprised of 100 police constable of Lahore (M(age) = 26.57, SD = 3.08). Job Demands Scale (Jackson & Rothmann, 2005), Work (job) Control Scale (Dwyer & Ganster, 1991) and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (Demerouti & Bakker, 2007) were used to measure job demand, job control and burnout respectively in Punjab police constables. It was found that job demand had a positive and job control had a negative relationship with burnout as expected. Further Job demand positively  predicted  burnout  whereas  job  control  negatively predicted burnout. Present study findings have been discussed in light of previous researches.

Keywords: Job demands, job control, burnout, police constables.

 

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