The thesis discusses the problem of the police work environment and compares it with the work in another profession. Nowadays, due to increasing pressures and expectations from the superiors and the society, more and more individuals find themselves in emotional distress. In the thesis, I want to find out whether the communication in the families which have at least one member employed at the police is any harder than in the families where no member works at the police.
The purpose of this thesis is to present the work conditions at the police, the consequences of excessive stress, and the effects of the police work on the communication in family A, where at least one member is employed at the police and compare it to family B, where the member no longer has any contact with the police. Additionally, the thesis examines whether the family members are familiar with relaxation techniques and whether they use them.
A study was carried out on the effect of the police work environment on the communication in the family as well as on the use of relaxation techniques among family members. In the survey, a questionnaire was used, consisting of eleven questions with Likert scale and ten YES-NO questions.
The results of the study show that the work stress at the police has a stronger negative effect on understanding among family members, which is reduced when changing the job. At the same time, due to a more family-friendly schedule, well-being and reduced stress, the communication in the family is easier and more effective. Among the reasons for poorer communication are unstable working hours, inadequacy of the police environment for the family, and the confusion and fatigue of the employee. Sixteen of the respondents have observed signs of burnout syndrome with the family member employed at the police. Eighteen respondents are familiar with the options of self-help and twelve respondents actually use them.
I believe that this thesis could help the families who experience a stressful way of living to identify their problems and find solutions. It could also help the superiors at work to ensure healthier work environments.