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Organizations operating in dangerous or risky environments have higher costs i. Because law enforcement is among the most stressful high-risk occupations Dantzer, and officers suffer higher rates of illness, burnout, absenteeism, and premature retirement than other workers Hart et al.
There is considerable evidence documenting the effects of stress on individual well-being Asterita, ; Bakker and Heuven, ; Jamal and Baba, and organizational performance Bartone, ; Tang and Hammontree, While there is substantial research in the police and criminal justice literature examining how stress affects outcomes in high-risk occupations, there is a dearth of research centering on how leader behavior influences these relationships.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between stress and burnout in high-risk occupations and how leadership moderates this relationship. Thus, the primary research question addressed within this study is: What is the relationship between stress and burnout in high-risk occupations as governed by transformational leadership behavior?
Factors contributing to stress in police work include tough physical demands and life threatening situations Moon and Jonson, Moreover, economic, social, and technical changes are transforming societal expectations creating new work demands of police officers Deschamps et al.
Accordingly, police are an appropriate high-risk occupation to evaluate within the context of this study. Organizational stressors include interdepartmental practices e. Police face stressful events with the potential to encounter harm and organizational factors such as what they perceive as unfair workplace treatment like forced overtime, completing paperwork off the clock, and a general lack of support Anshel, ; Anshel et al.
These factors result in higher levels of various outcomes among police than for workers in other professions including more stress-related complaints Hart et al.
There is evidence showing the effects of stress on both individual well being of police and organizational performance Asterita, ; Bakker and Heuven, ; Bartone, ; Jamal and Baba, ; Tang and Hammontree, More recently, researchers found that stressful shift work significantly increased sleep complaints and decreased use of primary health care among Swiss police Gerber et al.
The level of stress among police officers is not simply an inherent component of police work but results from a combination of situational factors including perceived levels of burnout. Burnout is defined as a particular type of response among human service providers such as doctors, nurses, counselors, and police to occupational stress emanating from emotionally charged and demanding interactions with recipients Bakker and Heuven, ; Maslach, ; Maslach and Schaufeli, Burnout, an extreme state of exhausted resources due to chronic exposure to occupational stress, represents a distinctive response to interactions between the provider and recipient of a service Cordes and Dougherty, ; Lee and Ashforth, ; Maslach, It is largely accepted that individuals in a wide array of occupations involving a high degree of interpersonal interaction are prone to burnout Cordes and Dougherty, Police officers represent one such occupational group.
Studies assessing relationships between stressors, leadership, and burnout among police Densten, ; Thompson et al. Densten found inspirational motivation e. Inspirational motivation was positively related to personal accomplishment i.
Thus, the two facets of inspirational motivation exhibited by leaders in this police organization appeared to perform disparate roles in the decrease of burnout among followers. Thus, effectiveness of inspirational leaders appears to be achieved through the pivotal role emotional exhaustion plays in burnout in this study.
Specifically, supervisor support reduces work stressors such as role overload and role ambiguity, which then influences emotional exhaustion. Emotional exhaustion differentially affects perceptions of both family cohesiveness and family conflict, such that policewomen who experience lower levels of emotional exhaustion report increased perceptions of both family cohesion and conflict.
Thus, supervisor support indirectly affects the family environment through its impact on role stressors and emotional exhaustion. Direct relationships between antecedents and burnout provide additional support for the contention that stressors influence burnout.
Specifically, these researchers found that although not all types of social support attenuated burnout, each dimension of burnout was affected by at least one type of social support i.
While the Thompson et al. Densten also provides evidence for the influence of leader behavior on the stress-burnout relationship among the 92 percent of male police respondents, but both studies Densten, ; Thompson et al.
In addition, these studies appear to use samples from outside the USA, limiting the ability to generalize findings. The country of origin of the Thompson et al. Based on documented relationships between stressors and outcomes in the stress, police and correctional literature Densten, ; Lambert et al.
There is a positive relationship between stress and burnout. Transformational leadership Transformational leadership is defined as leader behavior influencing both values and aspirations of followers by activating higher-order needs and arousing followers to transcend self-interest for the benefit of the organization Bass, ; Podsakoff et al.
Transformational leaders influence the values and aspirations of followers Bass, Moreover, transformational leaders are often credited with arousing followers to transcend self-interests for the sake of the organization. Transformational leader behaviors are important to police organizations because of the trust between transformational leaders and their followers.
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