Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Laughter and Humor on Stress among Police Personnel at Selected Police Regiment in Mysore



Address:   Ms. Karma Dolma1, Ms. Saraswathi K.N.2 and Prof. Sheela Williams3
1II year M. Sc (N) Student, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
2Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
3Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Stress is a major problem in our life, there is no person in this world without stress. Stress is a fact of life and is inevitable in this age of intense competition, increases expectation and innumerable other activators of stress. Nevertheless, stress has always been present and will continue to be present irrespective of gender, age, social class, and profession.1 “A study to assess the effectiveness of laughter and humor on stress among police personnel at selected police regiment in Mysore”. Major findings and results: In the pretest, among the experimental group majority 16(53.33%) had moderate stress and 14(46.66%) had severe stress. In the post test among the experimental group majority 17(56.66%) had mild stress and 12(40%) had moderate stress. In the pre test, among the control group majority 19(63.33%) had moderate stress 10(33.33%) had severe stress. In post test, among the control group majority 17(56.66%) had severe stress and 13(43.33%) had moderate stress. The mean pre test stress level score is 190.9 with a standard deviation of ±36.40 in experimental group and 185.5 with a standard deviation of ±28.087 in control group. The mean post test stress level score is 140.96 with a standard deviation ±36.21 in experimental group and 209.1with a standard deviation ±27.8 in control group. The significance of difference in mean pre test stress level scores among experimental and control group, computed an independent ‘t’ value’(58)=0.66 p>0.05 was found to be not significant. With regards to association between stress level scores and demographic variables of police personnel, age of police personnel was found to be significant and other variables such as educational status , marital status, number of members in family, type of family designation , monthly income , years of experiences and any physiological illness were found to be non significant at p<0.05 . CONCLUSION: The findings of the study revealed that there is laughter and humor video show was effective in reducing the level of stress among police personnel.
KEYWORDS:
laughter and humor, stress and police personnel.
Cite:
Karma Dolma, Saraswathi K.N., Sheela Williams. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Laughter and Humor on Stress among Police Personnel at Selected Police Regiment in Mysore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April- June 2014; Page 151-156.
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