The project develops work undertaken by the University of Cambridge with the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)- looking at job quality- and expands this into the area of contemporary policing, with a specific focus on trauma exposure and trauma management. The national study is the first to address the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the UK police and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in a professional population, using the new International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) from the ICD-11. The dataset provides insight into force-level access to treatment pathways and interventions and analysis will consider how experiences of trauma management influence perceptions of policing as 'decent work' in the current labour market.
Further information on The European Working Conditions Survey 2015 (EWCS) is available here. A copy of the questionnaire is available on request.