publication . Article . 2012

Personality, depressive symptoms and prior trauma exposure of new recruits at two Metropolitan Police Service academies in South Africa

U Subramaney; E Libhaber; N Pitts; M Vorster;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: South African Journal of Psychiatry (issn: 1608-9685, eissn: 2078-6786, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Background.&lt;/strong&gt; Police officers are predisposed to trauma exposure. The development of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be influenced by personality style, prior exposure to traumatic events and prior depression.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Objectives.&lt;/strong&gt; To describe the personality profiles of new Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers, and to determine the association between personality profiles, trauma exposure and depressive symptoms.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Methods.&lt;/strong&gt; We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 139 new recruits at two MPS academies i...
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free text keywords: Metro policeofficers, depression, PTSD, personality, Mental healing, RZ400-408, Psychiatry, RC435-571, Metropolitan police, Paranoia, medicine.symptom, medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Rating scale, business.industry, business, Anxiety, Hamd, Personality style, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Unexpected death, Psychiatry and Mental health
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