Dpresion in CO's
by julianmoody3 on April 19, 2014 - 11:00pm
April 7, 2014
A cross-sectional survey was held in a province of northeast China from March to April in 2011. A Self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 1900 male Correctional Officers from four male prisons. It was found out that the level of depressive symptoms of frontline Correction officers was significantly higher than that of non-frontline Correction officers. Depression is a common condition that affects the population and can cause major problems in the work place. Chinese male COs suffer from severe depressive symptoms. A cross-sectional design made it impossible to draw causal relations, but hypotheses were built on a solid theoretical and research foundation. The results their study need to be confirmed in prospective settings.
Researchers used multiple methods data collection to make their deductions. Their evidence and result bought them to conclusions that answered their question about Correctional Officers and depression. The way they measured depression consists of 20 items with 4 possible options that describe the occurrence of respondents’ feelings in the past week ranging from rarely or none of the time to most or all of the time. They discussed the purpose of performing this study. They state that depression can impact not only their career development and well-being, but also affect their functions related to correction and education that can help prisoners return successfully to society.
Li, L., Shu, H., Lie, W., Guoyuan, S., & Lei, M. (2013). Positive resources for combating depressive symptoms among Chinese male correctional officers: perceived organizational support and psychological capital. BMC Psychiatry, 13(1), 1-9.