Occupational burnout among women police force: An empirical analysis

Raj M. A., Ashifa K., Aliyev A., Godfrey A A.

Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, vol.24, no.Special Issue 1, pp.1-5, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: Special Issue 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, ABI/INFORM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Keywords: Emotional exhaustion, Occupational burnout, Police, Stress, Women
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021Women are advancing in the police department, but they still face many obstacles in their workplace and at home. Burnout is a term that refers to physical or mental tiredness brought on by excessive effort or stress. Additionally, it might be defined as a psychological disorder marked by fatigue, cynicism, and depersonalization. Burnout has long been viewed as the crisis and illness of contemporary society and life. The objectives of this study are to measure the level of occupational burnout of women police officers, to study the socio demographic details of the respondents, to find the asocial between occupational burnout and socio demographic details of the respondents, and to suggest appropriate measures to reduce burnout faced by women police. The researcher used descriptive design as research design in this project. The sample size taken for this study was 60 women police. The researcher used Stratified Random Sampling as sampling technique. Researcher used interview schedule for data collection. The major findings of the study is majority of the respondents are suffered from Burnout which is the combination of emotional exhaustion, feelings of depersonalization and perceived lack of accomplishment, work fatigue and working hard in job for promotions and broader life satisfaction. The results of the study have implications for programs and policies that seek to prevent stress and burnout among police women officers.