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A Comparison across Ranks of Well-being among Police Officers in Malaysia


  • Yassin Sulaiman
  • Adriana Ortega
  • Jeffrey Lawrence D¡¯Silva
  • Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah
  • Siti Zobidahy Omar


Objective: This paper aimed to determine the level of well-being of Police officers and to assess and compare the well-being levels among police officers of low, middle and high ranks. Methods: Data were obtained using a context specific questionnaire that was distributed across the five geographic zones of Malaysia. Results: The results indicate that overall police officers¡¯ well-being is in need of improvement. Low rank officers faced poor work environment, deficient financial security and economic well-being, lack of opportunity for continuing education and career, poor overall physical health and negative political and spiritual well-being. The finding of this study provides the necessary information to develop and implement measures to enhance the current well-being of police officers.

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  • Yassin Sulaiman & Adriana Ortega & Jeffrey Lawrence D¡¯Silva & Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah & Siti Zobidahy Omar, 2016. "A Comparison across Ranks of Well-being among Police Officers in Malaysia," Asian Social Science, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 12(1), pages 151-158, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibn:assjnl:v:12:y:2016:i:1:p:151-158

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