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The Level of Fear in the Polish Police Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the Impact of Sociodemographic Variables

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Faculty of Safety Engineering and Civil Protection, The Main School of Fire Service, 01-629 Warsaw, Poland
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Clinical Department of Neurosurgery, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
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Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Solec Hospital, 00-382 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Conservative Dentistry, Medical University of Warsaw, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Dermatology, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(15), 9679; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159679
Received: 6 July 2022 / Revised: 30 July 2022 / Accepted: 2 August 2022 / Published: 5 August 2022
This study has a twofold objective. First, we aim to measure the levels of fear among Polish police officers using the COVID-19 Fear Scale (FCV-19S) that has a stable unidimensional structure allowing for the provision of additional data by combining variables. This structure allows the second objective to be met to measure the correlation with sociodemographic variables. The utilitarian objective of the study is to provide information for updating support policies for stress management in the service. The questionnaire was completed by 1862 people with a mean age of 38.75 years with a good Cronbach’s alpha (0.89). The perceived level of fear associated with COVID-19 should be considered relatively low. Caring for the elderly does not affect the level of fear. The factors of gender, age and having children statistically significantly differentiate the perceptions of fear. Therefore, there is a necessity to focus on building support for police officers who are over 50 years old, as well as for women, where higher levels of fear in both men and women can translate into the development of psychosomatic illnesses. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; safety of policemen; mental health; sociodemographic variables COVID-19; safety of policemen; mental health; sociodemographic variables
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Szykuła-Piec, B.; Piec, R.; Zaczyński, A.; Wójtowicz, R.; Butkiewicz, S.; Rusyan, E.; Adamczyk, K.; Walecka, I.; Dmochowska, A.; Rogula-Kozłowska, W. The Level of Fear in the Polish Police Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the Impact of Sociodemographic Variables. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 9679. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159679

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Szykuła-Piec B, Piec R, Zaczyński A, Wójtowicz R, Butkiewicz S, Rusyan E, Adamczyk K, Walecka I, Dmochowska A, Rogula-Kozłowska W. The Level of Fear in the Polish Police Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the Impact of Sociodemographic Variables. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(15):9679. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159679

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Szykuła-Piec, Barbara, Robert Piec, Artur Zaczyński, Rafał Wójtowicz, Sławomir Butkiewicz, Ewa Rusyan, Kamil Adamczyk, Irena Walecka, Anna Dmochowska, and Wioletta Rogula-Kozłowska. 2022. "The Level of Fear in the Polish Police Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the Impact of Sociodemographic Variables" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 15: 9679. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159679

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