Exploration of perceived stressors, communication, and resilience in law-enforcement couples

  • Brodie P
  • Eppler C
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Abstract

This study explored how law-enforcement officers and their significant others perceive the resources that have helped them be resilient with stress and other identified challenges, and how couples communicate about these issues. Seven dyads of officers and their partners participated in semi-structured interviews. The resultant grounded theory model, identified as Negotiating Job Stress Through Adaptive Caring, incorporated participants' recognition of stressors, self-awareness, understanding of self in intimate relationships, and engagement of coping strategies. Findings fill a significant gap in prior research by exploring the relational experiences of couples' coping, resiliency, and communication in the law-enforcement community. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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  • communication
  • coping
  • resiliency
  • work-related stress

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Authors

  • Pamela J. Brodie

  • Christie Eppler

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