Guidelines for the improvement of EAP services at SAPS Eastern Free State

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. W. Roestenburg en_US
dc.contributor.author Komane, Lebogang Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-06T09:31:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-06T09:31:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-06
dc.date.submitted 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4173
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is based on developing guidelines that will enhance Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) services within the South African Police Services (SAPS). The implementation of EAP services within the SAPS has left the members confused as to whether these services are meant to assist management (i.e. their employer- to get rid of them), or are the services really meant for their benefit and well being. The qualitative research methodology was applied with the researcher selecting participatory action research to engage members and the management in the study. The type of action research was focus group. 6 focus group sessions were conducted in the SAPS-Eastern Free State, with a sample of 72 members and management out of the population of 4000. The findings of the study confirm that EAP services within the SAPS in the Eastern Free State are not effective. Most of the members are not familiar with the EAP services within the SAPS. Those who are aware are afraid to utilize them as they are under the impression that they will be stigmatized or will jeopardise their chances of promotion. It is thus important for the EAP practitioners to adapt to the monitory marketing strategies that will be applicable to the SAPS. The practitioners should strive to market their services to such an extent that members understand the impact of EAP services in their lives. The guidelines have been formulated to enhance the services of EAP practitioners within the SAPS. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject South African Police Services en_US
dc.subject Employee assistance programs en_US
dc.title Guidelines for the improvement of EAP services at SAPS Eastern Free State en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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