The study titled “Psychological aspects in police training and its role in responding to terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (a province touched with the border of Afghanistan), Pakistan” exploring the perception of police personnel about psychological aspects of police training and its significance and role in responding to terrorism. For data collection, a structured questionnaire was designed by using a Likert scale from 363 respondents determined through the Sekaran table from a total population size of 6564. To find out the sample size for each stratum, a proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used while a systematic sampling method was applied to select the samples from the three chosen sample groups. To find out the association between dependent and independent variable Chi-square test was used. The majority of the respondents opined that mental stress affects police performance (P=.004), and knowledge of human behavior is important for every police personnel (P=.000) and there is a lack of activities for releasing stress (P=.000). It is concluded from the study that the psychological aspect in police training is needed to be focused to counter the terrorists. The study suggests improving the psychological conditions of police personnel in police training and to strengthen police mentally to fight more efficiently against terrorists.
Farhat Ullah, Muhammad Ibrar. (2019) Psychological Aspects of Police Training in Responding to Terrorism in Pakistan, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-27, Issue-1.