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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(12), 15088-15099; doi:10.3390/ijerph121214973

The Associations of Job Stress and Organizational Identification with Job Satisfaction among Chinese Police Officers: The Mediating Role of Psychological Capital

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China Medical University—The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College, China Medical University, Shenyang 110122, China
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Department of Social Medicine, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang 110122, China
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Academic Editor: Cary Cooper
Received: 31 August 2015 / Revised: 19 October 2015 / Accepted: 24 November 2015 / Published: 30 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Stress, Human Health and Wellbeing)
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Abstract

Police officers’ job satisfaction is an important issue for police force management, but insufficient research exists on the topic, especially in China. This study aimed to examine the associations of job stress and organizational identification with job satisfaction among Chinese police officers, and particularly the mediating role of psychological capital (PsyCap). A cross-sectional study was conducted in Liaoning Province of China during the period of September–October 2014. A set of self-administered questionnaires was distributed to 2514 police officers, and complete responses were obtained from 2226 participants. The associations among variables in relation to job satisfaction were validated by structural equation modeling. Job stress was negatively associated with job satisfaction, while organizational identification and PsyCap were positively associated with job satisfaction among Chinese police officers. PsyCap mediated the associations of job stress and organizational identification with job satisfaction. Interventions to improve Chinese police officers’ job satisfaction should be developed in the future, especially the enhancement of PsyCap. View Full-Text
Keywords: job satisfaction; job stress; organizational identification; psychological capital job satisfaction; job stress; organizational identification; psychological capital
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Lu, L.; Liu, L.; Sui, G.; Wang, L. The Associations of Job Stress and Organizational Identification with Job Satisfaction among Chinese Police Officers: The Mediating Role of Psychological Capital. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 15088-15099.

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