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A study on Frequency of Stress among Female Police Constables Reference to Tamilnadu Police Department, India

Author Affiliations

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

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 15-20, November,14 (2012)


The review of literature has highlighted a variety of workplace problems, such as racial and gender bias and lack of influence over work activities, as influences on police stress. Additional explanations for police stress include community conditions, for example, high crime rates and size of the community within the police organization, and lack of family and coworker support for work-related activities. In a large-sample, descriptive study, this research examined the workplace problems that were hypothesized to predict stress. It also determined whether community conditions and lack of social support explained additional variance in police constables ’stress levels. Lack of influence over work activities and bias against one’s racial, gender. Interventions to redesign jobs to afford greater influence and to reduce within department bias are approaches that could reduce police officers’ stress.


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