A study to assess the stress among police personnel before and after aerobic laughter therapy in selected police station, Kerala.

Sujith, Chandran (2010) A study to assess the stress among police personnel before and after aerobic laughter therapy in selected police station, Kerala. Masters thesis, Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam.

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Abstract

A study to assess the stress among police personnel before and after aerobic laughter therapy in selected police station, Kerala. OBJECTIVES 1. To assess the stress among police personnel before and after aerobic laughter therapy in selected police station, Kerala. 2. To test the association between the mean difference in stress and selected factors among police personnel in selected police station, Kerala. HYPOTHESES H1 : There will be a significant difference in the stress among police personnel before and after aerobic laughter therapy in selected police station, Kerala. H2 : There will be a significant association between the mean difference in stress and selected factors among police personnel in selected police station, Kerala. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS 1. Stress: Stress is defined as a physical, mental or emotional response to events that cause bodily or mental tension. Stress is any outside force or event that has an effect on our body or mind. In this study stress will be measured by police stress questionnaire. Stress was measured in terms of stress score. For the purpose of the study, stress was classified as follows. 1.1. Operational Stress: Stress related to the police work inside and outside the police station, their personnel factors (friends and family) and how the community is perceiving their job as measured by the operational police stress questionnaire. 1.2. Organizational Stress: Stress caused due to the involvement in the hierrarchial organizations and dealing with the seniors, juniors and co-workers which is measured by the organizational police stress questionnaire. 2. Aerobic Laughter Therapy: Refers to systematic laughing among a group of police personnel, induced by self and combined with exercise and breathing without taking the help of Jokes / comedy. Its done following the steps specified in aerobic laughter therapy guide for 20 minutes once in a day for 14 days. 3. Selected Factors: The selected factors refer to those factors which are thought to influence the mean difference in stress among police personnel. The selected factors were age, educational status, marital status, type of family, religion, experience, area of posting, habits, leisure time activity, work demand, type of dependents, illness, duration of sleep, duration of work and rank of police personnel. 4. Police Personnel: Refers to the individuals who were employed as constables, head constables and assistant sub inspector of police in the Government of Kerala. ASSUMPTIONS The following assumptions were made in this study: Police personnel will experience stress. The response of police to the items in the questionnaire will be the true measure of stress influence by them. Items in the questionnaire would be sufficient to assess the stress among police personnel. Police personnel will participate in this study willingly. Police personnel will carry on the laughter therapy without any interruption. DELIMITATIONS Study is limited to, 1. Police personnel available at the police station in the time of data collection. 2. Practice of laughter therapy for 14 days only. 3. Police personnel selected by convenience sampling method.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress; Police Personnel; Aerobic Laughter Therapy; Kerala.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 07:55
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 07:55
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5471

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