Psycho-demographic Factors Influencing Social Well-being among Mobile Police Force

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

2 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ilorin

3 Department of Psychology, The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan


Introduction: There is overwhelming evidence in the increase of dysfunctional social well-being among service members returning from deployment, and this is culminating into a wide range of social challenges. The present study investigated the psycho-demographic factors influencing social well-being among mobile police force in Kwara State, Nigeria.
Method: The study adopted a survey method utilizing an ex-post-facto design. The purposive sampling technique was used to sample 200 mobile police officers (152 males and 48 females). They completed a questionnaire pack which included-the Post-Deployment Readjustment Inventory Scale, Emotion Regulation Questionnaire and Mental Health Continuum of Social Well-being-Short Form. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation, ANOVA and Multiple Regression.
Results: Findings showed that emotion regulation has a positive relationship with social well-being. Also, age, emotion regulations and post-deployment stress as a whole significantly predicted social well-being among the sampled participants. However, emotion regulation independently predicted social well-being, though marital status did not significantly influence social well-being among the participants. 
Conclusion: This study presented emotion regulation as a great predictor of social well-being. It is recommended that; emotion regulation should be built into the training and debriefing of mobile police before and after deployment to aid their better social well-being.


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