Police Stress Case Study

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However, though most of the police personnel are exposed to the same external occupational and organizational stressors, all of them do not develop psychological morbidity. This is because a person's vulnerability to stress is also based on an individual's appraisal and response to difficult situations. Personality and coping both play an interactive and independent role in influencing adjustment to stress.
Cabarkapa, in a study on military aviation crew, found neuroticism as a personality trait in correlation to job-related stress and concluded that stress evaluation and examination of certain personality characteristics can be used for development of basic anti-stress programs and measures. (Cabarakap, 2009)
Gershon et al. reported that
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STUDIES ON VERBAL AGGRESSION; Dr.Turner P aimed to assess whether global and context specific attitudes influence the ability to correctly identify the motivation for aggression and selection of appropriate intervention strategies. A sample of 105 prison officers completed a measure assessing global attitude towards prisoners, one assessing context specific attitude towards aggression, and also a case vignette. Global or context specific attitudes did not influence the ability to interpret aggression, but aggression type did. (Turner P, 2011)
Dr.Galatzer Lev conducted a study on Peritraumatic and trait dissociation to differentiate police officers with resilient versus symptomatic trajectories of posttraumatic stress symptoms. There were 178 active-duty police officers following exposure to a life-threatening event using latent growth mixture modeling (LGMM). Findings indicate that trait and peritraumatic dissociation differentiated the resilient from the distressed-improving trajectory (trait, p < .05; peritraumatic, p < .001), but only peritraumatic dissociation differentiated the resilient from the distressed-worsening trajectory (p < .001) symptomatic groups of individuals. Though there is abundant evidence that dissociation has a positive linear relationship with PTSD symptoms, this study demonstrates that degree of dissociation can distinguish between resilient and symptomatic groups of individuals. (Galatzer-Lev,
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This study showed not only that knowledge characteristics will influence the self-efficacy of a police officer and that self-efficacy can in turn influence individual police officers' OCB, but also the contextual effect of social characteristics, contextual characteristics, and collective efficacy on self-efficacy and individuals' OCB ( Chen CH, ,2011)
Compton MT wanted to assess does empathy and psychological mindedness affect police officers' decision to enter crisis intervention team training? The study revealed that the three groups did not differ on three of four exposure and experience variables. However, self-selected CIT officers were more likely to have prior exposure to mental health issues and professionals. No differences were found between the three groups on measures of empathy or psychological mindedness. One measure of empathy increased significantly after the weeklong CIT training.(Compton MT,

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