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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