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Job stress and the police officer: identifying stress reduction techniques.

Authors
Eisenberg-T
Source
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :26-34
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00058024
Abstract
Police work has been identified as one of a number of high stress occupations. Because of the importance of stressor identification and understanding, prior to the articulation and development of stress reduction techniques, this paper focuses upon the former. Based upon the author's experience as a police officer, over 30 alleged/implied sources of psychological stress are identified, discussed, and organized into six categories: intra-organizational practices and characteristics, inter-organizational practices and characteristics, criminal justice system practices and characteristics, public practices and characteristics, police work itself, and police officer him/herself. Collectively, the stressors appear to support the conclusion that law enforcement is a high stress occupation.
Keywords
Law-enforcement-officers; Psychological-stress; Psychological-factors; Hazards; Psychological-effects
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1976
Identifying No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Job Stress and the Police Officer: Identifying Stress Reduction Techniques, Proceedings of a Symposium, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, NIOSH, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 76-187
State
OH
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