Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Leon M. Blanchette
Scholarship of Discovery
Law enforcement has been recognized as a stressful occupation related to deleterious physical and psychosocial outcomes in police officers' lives. Spirituality interrelates with every dimension of human functioning and has demonstrated a significant relationship to physical and mental health. This study was concerned with the implication of these conclusions, and addressed a gap in literature that has neglected to bridge these realizations due to limited assessment of spirituality in police officers. Measures of spirituality and police stress in a sample of police officers were collected utilizing two test instruments, and analyzed to determine the relationship. The results indicated a moderate, positive spirituality and average experience of stress in the sample, with several significant, positive relationships between measures.
Ursitti, Antoinette M., "A Quantitative Assessment of Spirituality in Police Officers and the Relationship to Police Stress" (2011). Ed.D. Dissertations. 35.