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The person-role fit in policing: the current knowledge and future research.
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :117-129
Police work is considered to be stressful. Occupational stress conditions which are generally correlated with coronary disease are identified as they occur in police work. The person-role fit is discussed, and a number of programs are described which attempt to improve the person-role fit or alleviate problems after they occur. Studies are under way to assess the relationships between individual characteristics, job satisfaction and the person-role fit, with the aim of improving job placement techniques. Other studies include relationships between personality attributes and job performance, performance and background, all aimed at reducing work-induced stress in police officers.
NIOSH-Author; Law-enforcement-officers; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Sociological-factors; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Work-performance; Job-evaluation; Psychological-stress
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187
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
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