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A Study on Occupational stress and Coping strategies among Police Head Constables (Grade III)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Business Administration, Kalasalingam University, Krishnan Kovil -626 126 Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 44-47, August,6 (2012)


Occupation stress is a renowned problem in police personals. Police department is the occupation that has been identified as high level of stress. This study reveals the frequency of stressful events faced by the grade III police constables and stress coping strategies used by them. A standard questionnaire was used to find out the demographic profile, frequency of stress and coping strategies. 150 grade III constables are taken into account for this study. This study explores the most common coping strategies, in that waiting for right time to do the job is the most used coping method, because most of the police constables are having more than 16-20 years of experience (40%), second most used coping strategies is think how best he can handle the problems, because most of them are having UG level qualifications and very good experience in handling crisis situations. And also seeing criminals going free and lack of personal time are most stressful events faced by the constables, In this study it shows that poor organizational policy is the major stressor for grade III police constables.


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