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Correlates of Job Stress in Policing: A Comparative Study of Women and Men Police

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Social Work, SSUS, Kalady, Kerala, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Psychology, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 23-27, November,14 (2013)


Policing is generally considered as a profession which is highly vulnerable to stress. Depending upon its nature, duration, and perceived intensity, this stress may result in various physiological, psychological or behavioural indicators of strains. Making use of the ‘Occupational Stress Inventory’ and this each of job-related and affective strain measures, the present study examined the correlations between job stress and strains in a sample of 500 police personnel. The results revealed significant correlations between job stress and the various job related and affective strains. The magnitude of the obtained correlations was greater in the case of the women police. Moreover, the sources of stress having significant correlations with the various strains were also more in the case of the women personnel.


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