Organisational and individual perspectives of police wellbeing in England and Wales

Rebecca Phythian, Nathan Birdsall, Stuart Kirby, Emily Cooper, Zoe Posner, Laura Boulton

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Abstract

Individual and organisational factors have been identified as influencing personal wellbeing, with an emphasis placed on the organisation and management to support their staff. Whilst various policies, interventions and campaigns are in place at national and local level, it is unclear how well individual and organisational perspectives of wellbeing are aligned. This study seeks to address this through the analysis of secondary data provided by Oscar Kilo in 2018: Blue Light Wellbeing Frameworks (organisational perspective) and Human Resources policy review survey data (individual perspective). Whilst findings indicate positive steps to enhancing police wellbeing, a disconnect between the organisation and employees was apparent.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
Early online date26 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • police wellbeing
  • Blue Light Wellbeing Framework
  • organisational wellbeing
  • individual wellbeing

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