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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   The Relationship Between Education and Police Stress: Associate Degree Versus Bachelor Degree
Author:   Jamie Marie Case
College:   Education & Human Services
Degree Program:   Psychology, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Dr. Fred Krieg
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   07/29/02

Research was conducted to further investigate whether police officers with Bachelor degrees experience less stress than officers with Associate degrees. Sixty police officers from the Charleston Police Department were the respondents in the study. The officers were measured regarding levels of stress experienced from inter-departmental issues, rules, and regulations. The respondents were also evaluated using the Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale, Job Satisfaction Index, and Stress Quiz. While there were no significant differences between the two groups, police officers with Bachelor degrees reported less stress than officers with Associate degrees. 

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