Organizational Police Stress Questionnaire (PSQ-Org)

The Organizational Police Stress Questionnaire (PSQ-Org) is a 20-item measure created to monitor one of the most stressful occupations in North America; policing. Reduced productivity, absenteeism, and employee turnovers are all stress-related issues that may negatively affect employers with burnt-out employees. The Organizational Police Stress Questionnaire (PSQ-Org) not only measures police stress, but also psychometrically measures stressors associated with policing that can later be used in a future program of research, to investigate the associations among physical health, stress, and psychological well-being.

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Organizational Police Stress Questionnaire

Reliability and Validity

In the report by developer McCreary DR & Thompson MM (2004), The development of a reliable and valid measure of stressors in policing: A summary of findings from WSIB Development Grant 02-051, showed that the PSQ-ORG is valid and reliable.

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Dissertations that have used the Organizational Police Stress Questionnaire

Moreno, Benjamin R. (2011). Organizational Stress: The Unseen Enemy of Police. (ProQuest).

Prasad, Lawrence Rakesh. (2006). Behind the Front Line Stressors and Coping in Border Services Officers. (Kwantlen University College).

Ursitti, Antoinette, M. A Quantitative Assessment of Spirituality in Police Officers and the Relationship to Police Stress. (Olivet Nazarene University).


McCreary, Donald R.; Thompson, Megan M. (2006). Development of Two Reliable and Valid Measures of Stressors in Policing: The Operational and Organizational Police Stress Questionnaires. International Journal of Stress Management, Vol 13(4).

McCreary, Don. (2009). Development of the Police Stress Questionnaires.