This research will look at the effects of anxiety, depression and stress in serving UK Police Officers. Ethics for this study have been granted by Northumbria University. The study will consider the following:
The aim of the study is to explore whether length of service acts as a mediating factor, that is to say an employee with more years of service will develop better coping strategies than those of an employee who has fewer years of service, but may also identify at risk groups who can then be directed to resources available to them thus preventing employees suffering undue mental health issues and assist Police Authorities in lowering the amount of time employees take off work in order to recover from mental health issues .
A quantitative online survey hosted by Qualtrics will
be utilised. The data collection method will entail emailing a link to the
online survey to a number of Federation Offices, as well as recruitment via
police social media sites, the researcher will not have access to email
addresses and participation is completely voluntary and anonymous.The data will be analysed using correlation for hypotheses 1,5 & 6, T-tests for hypothesis 2 and 4, ANOVA for hypotheses 3 as well as Multiple Regression for hypotheses 5 and 6.The sample size required for this study to be statistically significant is 100.