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Impact of life events on development of personality disorder among traffic police personnel in Bangalore City

Author Affiliations

  • 1Seshadripuram College, Seshadripuram, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 2Department of Environmental Management, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 3Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 4Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 5Department of Physiology, AIMS, Bellur, Karnataka, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 62-66, January,22 (2017)

Abstract

Stress has become a part of every one’s life and the major contributors of stress could be daily hassles, stressful life events and environment or occupational exposure to stress. A number of research works has been carried out in the past on various factors causing stress on health of individuals. However cumulative effect of different types of stress on individual’s emotional behaviour or abnormal personality traits is an area of research which has scope for more analysis. Researches in the recent past have revealed increase in environmental pollution and increased mortality and morbidity due to environmental pollution, especially among those individuals who are occupationally exposed to environmental pollution. Therefore, the present study has been carried out to find the impact of life events induced stress on development of personality disorders on traffic police personnel who are occupationally exposed to environmental pollution. A sample of250 traffic police personnel working in 21 traffic monitoring stations of north, south, east, west, central, north east and south east traffic divisions of Bangalore city were selected for the study. Assessment of stress level due to life events and its influence on personality were carried through survey using General questionnaire, Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) questionnaire and Standardised Assessment of Personality- Abbreviated Scale (SAPAS) questionnaire. Association between stress levels due to life events and development of personality disorders was assessed statistically using Chi-Square test. The study reveals that association between SRRS scoring and SAPAS scoring among experimental group was found to be statistically significant (&

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