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NCJ Number: 159004 Find in a Library
Title: Perceptions of Police Stress: An Empirical Study of Stressors and Coping Responses Among Police Personnel in India
Journal: Indian Journal of Criminology  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1995)  Pages:9-19
Author(s): P Mathur
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: Seventy-one gazetted officers (GO's) and 81 officers of other ranks (OR's) in Indian police forces completed a questionnaire assessing their awareness and experience of occupational stressors, and their means of coping with stress.
Abstract: The results showed that Indian police officers are exposed to moderately stressful situations in the workplace. Major stressors include incidents perceived to affect career development, incidents involving the use of weapons, the threat of personal injury or death of a colleague, and poor police management practices. GO's reported coping with stress by listening to music, exercising, spending time with their family or friends, and reading. OR's reported that they coped with stress by discussing the situation with a concerned person, smoking, praying, listening to music, and watching television. 6 tables and 20 references
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): India; Police occupational stress; Stress management
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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