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DANTAS, Marilda Aparecida; BRITO, Denilza Vitar Cantarino; RODRIGUES, Pâmela Batista  and  MACIENTE, Tiago Silvério. Stress evaluation in military policemen. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.3, pp. 66-77. ISSN 1516-3687.

This paper’s purpose is to verify the stress level in military policemen. To do this, Symptoms and Stress Inventory for Adults from Lipp (ISSL) data was used. Thirty eight active policemen of both sexes, male and female and over eighteen years old, from a Battalion unit in the south of Minas Gerais, were submitted to the research. Among them, forty five percent presented a certain level of stress, predominating the resistance phase. The Military policemen who presented the highest level of stress according to gender were females; on the other hand, considering duty, we had policemen working with administration activities present the most stress, and according to age, the major concentration of stress was observed in policemen between twenty five and forty one years old. In a psychological aspect, these professionals need more attention considering that the stress level they experience is so high

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Stress; Policeman; Public security; Work.

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