• Jette Søgaard Hansen
  • Camilla Elmkvist Bager
  • Kristina Højgaard
4. term, Public Health, Master (Master Programme)
Title: Development of APV to prevent work-related stress: A case study with North Jutland Police. Problem: Work-related stress is an increasing problem in Danish workplaces, despite the fact that APV should be a tool, which is a legal requirement that workplaces must ensure that the mental working environment functions and thereby prevent work-related stress.
Aim: To investigate how North Jutland's Police can involve the mental working environment in their APV so as to provide a basis for a change in order to prevent work-related stress among police officers.
Method: Document analysis of the North Jutland Police APV over the mental working environment, which will help to investigate how North Jutland's police involve the mental working environment in their APV in order to prevent work-related stress. In addition, qualitative research interviews includes five police officers to investigate how police officers experience the use of APV in order to prevent work-related stress. The document analysis and qualitative research interviews are supplemented by a literature study to investigate how North Jutland's Police can provide a basis for a change in order to prevent work-related stress among police officers.
Result: Workload, the balance between work life and privacy, harassment, social interaction with colleagues and management, and involvement in decision-making related to own work, emerge from the empirical essay, to be important in preventing work-related stress through the use of APV at the North Jutland Police. By incorporating the mental working environment into an APV, a bottom-up-oriented approach must be taken, involving police officers in all phases of the APV. The involvement must be allowed for anonymity, as work-related stress can be a sensitive subject. An evaluation must be carried out so that the prevention of work-related stress becomes a continuous process.
Conclusion: In their APV, which involves the mental working environment in order to prevent work-related stress, the North Jutland Police should base it on a bottom-up-oriented approach. Consideration must be given to the culture of North Jutland Police, where there may be a barrier to talk about emotions and mental vulnerability, by allowing police officers to expand their experiences with the mental working environment problems, solutions to and following-up the problems anonymously to prevent work-related stress. If barriers in a culture are taken into account, it is concluded that an APV involving the mental working environment may contribute to a major change in preventing work-related stress rather than individual-oriented actions, towards creating a basis for a change in order to prevent work-related stress.
LanguageDanish
Publication date7 Jun 2017
Number of pages216
External collaboratorNordjyllands Politi
Nordjyllands Politi njyl@politi.dk
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