STUDY OF THE STRESS RESISTANCE OF EMPLOYEES OF THE PENAL SYSTEM SERVING WITH WEAPONS
Tomsk IPKR of the FPS of Russia (Tomsk, Russia), lecturer in the department of organization of personnel, social, psychological and educational work, major of internal service
The article examines the stress resistance of employees serving with weapons. The article presents the results of an empirical study of 46 employees of the security departments of the Federal penitentiary service of Russia in the Tomsk region using the psychocorrective diag-nostic technique «Coping mechanisms» (Heim E). The following features of coping behavior of employees are revealed: the profile of the studied group of employees of the security Department has sufficiently expressed strategies of constructive (adaptive) coping behavior-employees are characterized as sufficiently open to communication, ready to share help and receive it from another man. Respondents are distinguished by their thoughtfulness, ability to analyze and draw conclusions. Most of its members have a high level of optimism and an active lifestyle. Some respondents have maladaptive variants of coping behavior that can lead to destructive consequences: almost half of the group has behaviors and beliefs that contribute to actively avoiding thoughts, ignoring and dissimulating negative events, which indicates the presence of psychological defenses in the group’s mentality that help to lead away from reality, which helps only for a short time to cope with the effects of stressful factors. The expediency of using the methods in practical work of the prison psychologist to predict the coping behavior of employees in a stressful situation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and compiling psycho the development of adaptive forms of coping behavior, strengthening personal resources of the personnel (including diagnosed data).
psychological diagnostics; psychological correction; stress tolerance; coping behavior; coping strategies; adaptive behavior; constructive behavior; maladaptive behavior; destructive behavior; personnel; employees.