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The Relationship between Social Capital, Perceived Social Support and Organizational Citizenship Behavior, and Mental Health; Case Study of Police Force Employees in South Eastern Tehran
Saeedi. H1, Ashoori. J 2
1- Islamic Azad University Semnan Branch.
2- Islamic Azad University Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Psychology Department.
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Introduction: Mental health is an important psychological requirement for police force employees; therefore attention to their mental health is essential. The most important variables related to mental health include social capital, perceived social support and organizational citizenship behavior.

Objectives: The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between social capital, perceived social support and organizational citizenship behavior, and mental health of police force employees.

Results: The findings showed a negative and significant relationship between social capital (r=-0/237, P≤0/01), perceived social support (r=-0/350, P≤0/01) and organizational citizenship behavior (r=-0/414, P≤0/01), and mental health. A high score in the mental health questionnaire indicated poor mental health. Therefore an increase in organizational citizenship behavior, perceived social support and social capital increases the rate of mental health among police force employees. Also the mentioned variables could predict 26.8% of variance of mental health (R2=0/268) with the share of organizational citizenship behavior (ß=-0/304) being higher than the other variables (P≤0/01).

Discussion and Conclusion: Regarding the findings it is suggested that counselors and therapists should be employed to teach organizational citizenship behavior, perceived social support and social capital to police force employees by using appropriate educational workshops to improve their mental health.

Keywords: Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Perceived Social Support, Police Force Employees Social Capital, Mental Health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/04/23 | Accepted: 2016/06/11 | Published: 2016/10/10
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H S, J A. The Relationship between Social Capital, Perceived Social Support and Organizational Citizenship Behavior, and Mental Health; Case Study of Police Force Employees in South Eastern Tehran. MCS. 2016; 3 (2) :90-99
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