University looking for officers and staff to take part in wellbeing study

The University of Lincoln is inviting police officers and staff to take part in research on wellbeing.

Jun 7, 2023
By Paul Jacques

With officers and staff having to cope with multiple demands and stressors placed upon them in the delivery of their duties, the university is looking to explore some of the factors which might influence police wellbeing.

Any current police officer or police staff member across the UK can take part. The research consists of a series of questionnaires, which will ask you questions in relation to wellbeing.

All questions are optional and the study should take around 20 minutes to complete.

Lauren Smith, a lecturer at the University of Lincoln, explained: “While there are no perceived physical risks to taking part in the study, sometimes reflecting on our own wellbeing can be difficult.

“The questionnaire includes questions relating to mental health and alcohol use. Please take this into consideration in your decision to take part.

“Sources of support are provided within the participant information sheet enclosed with the study link.”

Officer and staff can take part in the study anonymously, but will also be offered the opportunity to express their interest in taking part in a follow-up interview.

Full details and access to the questions can be found at https://unioflincoln.questionpro.eu/t/AB3uykJZB3vheQ

The study has been approved by the University of Lincoln Ethics Application Service, reference 2022_9435.

A summary of findings from the study will be made available in an issue of Police Professional later in the year. If you have any questions, please contact laurensmith@lincoln.ac.uk.

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