Stress and Conflict During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Impact on Petaling Jaya Police Officers

Authors

  • Farah Adilla Ab Rahman Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM Seremban 3, Malaysia
  • Jeniwaty Mohd Jody Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM Seremban 3, Malaysia
  • Nurul Hidayana Mohd Noor Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM Seremban 3, Malaysia
  • Mohd Idham Mohd Yusof Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM Seremban 3, Malaysia
  • Dwi Harsono Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3251

Keywords:

Conflict; COVID-19; police officers; stress

Abstract

Police officers play a crucial role in guaranteeing the safety of residents by protecting their lives. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, police officers were supposed to organize local shutdowns, promote social distance, and enforce stay-at-home orders. Hence, this research aims to identify potential sources of stress, and causes of conflict. The respondents are the police officers from Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarter. Data is collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS. Findings show that most police officers feel stressed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with their workload.  

Keywords: Conflict; COVID-19; police officers; stress

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3251

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Ab Rahman , F. A. ., Mohd Jody, J. ., Mohd Noor, N. H. ., Mohd Yusof, M. I., & Harsono, D. . (2022). Stress and Conflict During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Impact on Petaling Jaya Police Officers. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 287-295. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3251

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