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Research Journal of Business Management
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 25-35
DOI: 10.3923/rjbm.2009.25.35
Occupational Stress Among Police Officers: The Case of Botswana Police Service
J.E. Agolla

Abstract:
This tractate is based on the empirical study on the police work stress, symptoms and coping strategies among the police service in Botswana. The data was based on a sample size of (N = 229) of police officers in Gaborone and its surrounding. A total of 10 police stations were sampled for this study. A simple convenient random sampling technique was employed to sample the participants. Data was analysed using a simple descriptive statistics and frequency tables. The finding from this study reveals that the police work stressors are; getting injured while on duty and the use of force when the job demand to do so etc. The coping strategies were identified as exercising, socialising, healthy eating or diets, career planning and employee training. This treatise had its own limitations. Sample size and geographical coverage was only confined to Gaborone and its surroundings. Therefore, there is need to include more regions using larger sample size. The research adopted survey approach using quantitative method only, therefore it is suggested that, the study be replicated using triangulation methods to validate these findings. However, it is hoped that these findings will add to the existing body of knowledge and contribute to the understanding of the nature of police work stress.
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J.E. Agolla , 2009. Occupational Stress Among Police Officers: The Case of Botswana Police Service. Research Journal of Business Management, 3: 25-35.

DOI: 10.3923/rjbm.2009.25.35

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjbm.2009.25.35

 
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