Burnout em forças policiais portuguesas
: o papel da empatia e da regulação emocional

  • Ana Carolina Monteiro de Pinho Teixeira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This investigation aims to understand how burnout is represented in Portuguese police forces and how it relates to empathy and emotion regulation, considering that the literature points to its influence on human emergency professionals. An investigation of a quantitative nature was carried out, in which the three main constructs were measured and tests were carried out to verify their prevalence and correlation between them. It was found that Burnout is very present in this population, as expected and described in the literature. It was also found that the scale of emotional exhaustion is positively correlated with the scale of empathy and emotion regulation. These results show a need to better understand the influence they can have on burnout, and require further investigation.
Date of Award12 Jul 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Oliveira-Silva (Supervisor)


  • Burnout
  • Empathy
  • Police officers
  • Emotion regulation


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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