Document Type: Review Article
Department of psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ilorin
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.