Comparative Study

| Published: June 30, 2017

Job Stress, Well-Being and Coping: A Correlational Study among Police Personnel

Vageesha Rao

Scholar, Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shalini Singh

Professor, Deptt. of Psychology, Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.144/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.144


Long working hours, shifts in working, intense work demands and high job demands from supervisors cause job stress among police personnel. Job stress adversely effects the physical and mental wellness of police personnel. But at same time what coping strategies do they adopt to free from this distress is matter of grave concern .Thus, the present study was designed to investigate the relationship among Job stress, Coping strategies and General well-being of police personnel. Job stress survey (Speilberger & Vagg, 1999), Brief cope  scale (Carver,1997) and PGI General well-being scale were administered on  75 police  personnel at entry level from Police Training Centre of Bhaundasi, Gurgaon and now serving as ASI with Haryana Police. All belonged to an age group of 21-25 years. The data was analyzed by using Descriptive statistics and Correlational analysis. Results revealed that job stress was related to poor well being lack of organizational support led to psychological distress and emotion focused coping correlated negatively with well being. While problem focused coping was found positive in enhancing well being.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017