Extremity as a Factor of Professional Burnout of Employees of the National Police of Ukraine

Keywords: professional deformation, professional risk, professional stress, emotional burnout, psycho-emotional tension, extremity


The article states that in the context of the formation of a modern legal system, democratization of law-enforcement institutions, proclamation of a course of maximum efficiency of the rights and freedoms of citizens protection, determines manifestation of the procedure of creation of a highly professional staff capable of effectively solving law enforcement tasks as the one of the leading priorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.Transformation of public administration, profound changes in the personnel structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, change in the essence, goals and functional orientation of law enforcement activities require an expansion of the scope of research on the problems of professionalization in this area. Activity is an integral part of a person’s lifestyle, an important factor in their formation and development as a member of society and the individual. Professional tasks execution, along with the maximum concentration on the positive results, can lead to side effects. One of them is professional deformation, which objectively represents not a fatal, but a really probable expense, so-called shadow side of the profession. Subjectively, it is a tribute that a person unwillingly pays for excessive specialization, unquenchable passion for activities, the maximum level of demands to himself or herself. Professional deformation can occur as a result of any activity. But most often, according to the different researches, it affects representatives of such professions that involve activities type «person-person»: teachers, actors, service workers, lawyers. This problem is highly important for law enforcement agencies because their representatives are dealing with intense deformation influence. Professional deformation as one of the complex and multisided problems of law enforcement requires a comprehensive, interdisciplinary solution of legal, managerial, psychological and other tasks. The professionalism of law enforcement personnel lags behind the growing demands of reality, so today, under the influence of a complex operational environment and criminalization of state life, the research under such problem of professionalization of personnel as the professional deformation of the employee and related problems of organization and management in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is becoming increasingly important.


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