Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Organizational Behavior, v.16, no.1, (January 1995), p.3-25 SIEC No: 19950754

177 police officers & their spouses from two metropolitan areas completed separate questionnaires regarding stress & coping. Both the police & spouses reported using 4 coping activities in response to their own stressors: problem focused, emotion focused, religiosity, & rugged individualism. Three potential police strains previously noted in non-empirical literature were given special attention: divorce potential, drinking behaviour, & suicide thoughts. (75 refs.)