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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050518.

Factors Influencing the Psychological Stress Perception of Police Officers: The Case of Tianjin City


Liang Zhu, Xinyu Guo

Corresponding Author:
Liang Zhu

Binhai College, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300270, China


To investigate the factors influencing the psychological stress perceptions of police personnel, a cross-sectional study was conducted in August 2021 on 133 auxiliary police officers and 178 civilian police officers in 14 grassroots police stations in Tianjin using the Demographic Variables Questionnaire, Social Support Scale, Relative Deprivation Scale, Negative Coping Scale, Emotional Exhaustion Scale, and Psychological Stress Perception Scale to analyze the current situation of their psychological stress perceptions and their influencing factors, using random forest analysis to rank the importance of independent variables that may affect the psychological stress perceptions of police officers, and selected variables to be included in a multiple linear regression model to analyze the magnitude of the effects of different independent variables on psychological stress perceptions. The final random forest and multiple linear regression analysis results showed that the six independent variables of relative deprivation, negative coping style, emotional exhaustion, gender, social support, and job position were the relevant factors affecting the psychological stress perception scores of police officers, indicating that the three stressors of work, society, and individual and the coping style mediating system jointly influenced the psychological stress perception of police officers.


Police officers; Psychological stress perception; Random forest; Multiple linear regression

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Liang Zhu, Xinyu Guo. Factors Influencing the Psychological Stress Perception of Police Officers: The Case of Tianjin City. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 115-119. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050518.


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