Factores Asociados al Estrés Laboral en Policías Penitenciarios Costarricenses. [Related Factors to Work Stress among Costa Rican Correctional Officers.]

Tatiana M Blanco-Alvarez, Megan Thoen

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish whether a sample of correctional officers in Costa Rica experience workplace stress and if workplace stress is related to the presence of stress, depression, anxiety, burnout and other various personal and occupational characteristics. Additionally, whether there are differences between men and women regarding the presence of such factors are explored. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS), Work Stress Scale for Correctional Officers (WSSCO) and Brief Questionnaire on Burnout (CBB) were administered to 66 correctional officers from different prisons in Costa Rica. Conclusions: Workplace stress is significantly related to the presence of stress, anxiety and depression, but not related to the presence of burnout. No differences between men and women were found on any variable. It is important to know how the work environment affects the lives of the officers, in order to improve the working conditions that could have negative effects on t
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRevista Costarricense de Psicologia [Costa Rican Journal of Psychology]
Volume36
StatePublished - Jun 2017

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