MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
John T. Whitehead
Larry S. Miller, Steven J. Ellwanger
How police officers deal with stress greatly affects how they carry out their daily lives and how they treat family and friends. In this study 2 police departments were issued surveys to see how the police officers experienced stress. Questions on the survey asked the officers about the sources of stress, sources of support, and which methods they used to alleviate the stress. The surveys were given to the respective departments over a period of 2 months, and 132 surveys were returned. The statistical analysis performed showed danger was a factor when examining stress. Administration support was found to be a source of support.
Thesis - Open Access
Kenwright, Derrick, "Police Stress: An Examination of the Effects of Stress and Coping Strategies." (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2006. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2006
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