Year: 2002 Source: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, v.28, no.1, (2002), p.44-48 SIEC No: 20100221

This research examined the relationship between sense of coherence, job satisfaction, & suicide ideation among South African police personnel. The study population consisted of 120 police officers in the North West Province. The results show sense of coherence is related to suicide ideation in the case of white police officers. Sense of coherence & satisfaction with independence, social status, & supervision explained 55.3% of the variance in the suicide ideation scores of white officers. Black officers obtained higher mean scores on suicide ideation & sense of coherence than did white police officers. (52 refs.)

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