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Citation

Irniza R, Emilia ZA, Muhammad Saliluddin S, Nizam Isha AS. Malays. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 21(4): 42-50.

Affiliation

Department of Management and Humanities, University Technology Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

25977621

PMCID

PMC4418113

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Police Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) was developed to measure police-specific stressors. The present study was the first to have translated the PSQ to Malay. This study aims to test the reliability, construct validity, and component structure of the Malay-version PSQ.

METHODS: A set of survey consisted of the Malay-version PSQ, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ), Global Stress Questionnaire (GSQ) and General Self-rated Health (GSRH) were distributed to 300 traffic police officers in Kuala Lumpur and all traffic police officers in a few districts of Pahang and Negeri Sembilan.

RESULTS: The response rate was 65.5% (N = 262). The reported Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.93 for Operational PSQ (PSQ-Op) and 0.94 for Organisational PSQ (PSQ-Org).

FINDINGS indicated that the PSQ had positive construct validity with the GSRH, GSQ, and GHQ. After excluding four factors related to lifestyles, all police-specific stressors were highly loaded (0.50) in one component.

CONCLUSION: It is confirmed that the Malay-version PSQ, excluding the four factors related to lifestyle, was uni-dimensional, reliable, and a valid questionnaire. This study proffers a potentially better instrument for assessing the stressors among Malaysian police.


Language: en

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