The Job Satisfaction of Ukrainian Police Officers: Condition, Structure and Key Predictors




police, satisfaction, physical fitness, predictors of success.


Purpose. To determine the condition, structure and key predictors of job satisfaction of Ukrainian police officers. The study involved police officers of the National Police of Ukraine (age – 19-50 years, n = 203 – men, n = 52 – women). The questionnaire was applied. The results of the questionnaire were processed by mathematical statistics methods. Police officers are mostly satisfied with colleagues, management and job importance. The most significant correlation is revealed between the gender and the level of satisfaction with additional benefits, wages, bureaucracy. The police officers in Ukraine are less satisfied with a job than with management (average means are 108.2 and 117.6 respectively). The correlation matrix indicates that there are no multicollinear factors: all aspects of job satisfaction of police officers do not have a high correlation with each other (r˂0.7). The multiple regression analysis confirms that the level of satisfaction with some aspects of the job (career, management, colleagues and communication in the squad) explains 82.6% of the sample. Such data can be considered the most influential predictors. The revealed condition and structure of satisfaction of Ukrainian police officers testify to its risk level and the necessity of its constant monitoring. The level of the police officers physical fitness confirmed a weak correlation with the general condition of job satisfaction. It is required a separate study devoted to the police officers, whose activities are associated with the significant physical load.

Author Biographies

Ruslan Valieiev, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

Ph D (pedagogical sciences).

Oleksii Tohochynskyi, Academy of the State Penitentiary Service

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor

Volodymyr Pekarchuk, Academy of the State Penitentiary Service

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor

Andrii Sobakar, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

Doctor of Law, Professor


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How to Cite

Valieiev, R., Tohochynskyi, O., Pekarchuk, V., Sobakar, A., & Iermakov, S. (2019). The Job Satisfaction of Ukrainian Police Officers: Condition, Structure and Key Predictors. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 11(1), 272-286.

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