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Public Policy and Administration
Robert L. Spivey
The police officers in Borno State, Nigeria, lack adequate training to manage the occupational stress when deployed to perform their civic duties of protection of lives and properties. Using the theory of psychological stress and coping, the purpose of this general qualitative study was to explore strategies that police officers deployed to Borno State of Nigeria used in managing occupational stress when discharging their duties. The research question was written to address the strategies required by police officers deployed to Borno State, Nigeria, in managing occupational stress when discharging their duties. Using semistructured interviews, 15 participants were selected who had successfully worked in Borno State, Nigeria, for more than 2 years. Using triangulation, member checking, and theme analysis, data were analyzed to explore strategies that police officers deployed to Borno State, Nigeria, used in managing occupational stress when discharging their duties. Analyses resulted in 9 themes which confirmed the reports that the corruption in the NPF is so endemic that it affects every aspect of their operations; including promotions and deployments. The findings may be used to create a public policy on how police officers may deal with such stress, which would improve the performance of the police force in Nigeria and improve their standards of living and wellbeing.
Alabi, Babatunde Salmon, "Managing Occupational Stress Among Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Borno State, Nigeria" (2020). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 9026.