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NCJ Number: 156169 Find in a Library
Title: Gender, Workplace Problems, and Stress in Policing
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1995)  Pages:113-140
Author(s): M Morash; R N Haarr
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 28
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focuses on workplace problems experienced by women in gendered organization, and on the connection between those problems and self-reported stress levels.
Abstract: The data were gathered over a 7-year period through participant observation of 15 State and four regional meetings of an organization of women in law enforcement. The findings replicate previous results that workplace problems account for a substantial amount of police officer stress. For all subgroups, workplace problems explained approximately one-third of the variance in work- related stress. An additional 5 percent of the variance in female officers' stress can be explained by workplace problems caused by subgroup status, particularly bias and language harassment. While women have different circumstances related to their stress than men, they did not report higher overall stress levels. 7 tables, 3 notes, 57 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Gender issues; Police women; Stress assessment
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