Vist ei ole enam suurt vaidlust selle üle, et teadveloleku (mindfulness) praktikatel on mõju vaimsele tervisele. Siinviidatu on politseivaldkonna empiirial põhinev, kuid üldisena organisatsioonides toimuvat puudutav lugu võiks huvi pakkuda paljudele.

Kontekstiks:

stress has been associated with negative outcomes in police officers, such as increased use of force against civilians (Kop & Euwema, 2001; Verhage et al., 2018) and aggression toward their police and romantic partners (Can & Hendy, 2014; Gershon et al., 2009; Griffin & Bernard, 2003; Kurtz et al., 2014). High rates of police anxiety have been linked to negative outcomes for the community, such as increased shooting rates (e.g., Nieuwenhuys et al., 2012), whereas high rates of police depression have been linked to negative outcomes for the officer such as suicide (Violanti et al., 2009).

Teadvelolekust:

In the West, mindfulness has commonly been defined as the practice of paying attention to one’s experiences in the present moment and orienting oneself toward those experiences with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance

Teadveloleku mõjust:

Meta-analyses (e.g., Carpenter et al., 2019) and systematic reviews (e.g., Tomlinson et al., 2018) have consistently shown that higher levels of specific trait mindfulness facets are associated with lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms in the general population.

Politseinikud on vist kuulikindlad:

A recent review article identified only six articles on mindfulness and police officers (Chopko et al., 2018). While new research continues to inform this growing area (e.g., Christopher et al., 2018; Eddy et al., 2019), only one study has examined the moderating effects of specific trait mindfulness facets (i.e., acting with awareness, nonjudging, nonreactivity) on stress symptoms in police officers experiencing operational and organizational stressors (Kaplan et al., 2018).

Hüpoteesid:

we hypothesized that: (a) higher levels of nonreactivity will moderate the relationship between operational stressors with stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms and (b) higher levels of self-compassion will moderate the relationship between operational and organizational stressors with stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Non-reactivity did not moderate the relationship between operational and organizational stressors and stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms. However, nonjudging moderated the relationship between operational and organizational stressors with anxiety symptoms.

Fleischmann, M. H., Manova, V., Wisener, M., & Khoury, B. (2021). Mindfulness facets and self-compassion as moderators of the relationship between occupational stressors and mental health symptoms in Canadian police officers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement.