The link of statutory organization workers‘ experienced stress and psychological capital

Aleksandras Patapas, Eglė Visakavičiūtė, Aistė Diržytė


Police officer‘s work is one of the most stressful environments that requires a lot of emotional, cognitive and physical efforts. Some officers manage to cope with negative experience better than others. At the same time there are particular departments where police officers encounter continual direct or potential physical threat, which requires special psychological resources. The aim of the presented study was to explore psychological capital, which, supposedly, has a lot of influence on how a person will perceive stressful events and how he will be able to cope with the stress. The sample of this study was 150 police officers. The results of this study have showed, that psychological capital and stress are closely related: the higher the level of psychological capital is, the lower level of stress is being experienced.


psychological capital, police officer stress, stress in the danger.

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