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 Award||12 Jul 2022|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Patrícia Oliveira-Silva (Supervisor)|
- Police officers
- Emotion regulation