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The perceptions of social structures as a predictor to levels of job satisfaction, job burnout and general mental health in a traumatic working environment: A look at Dublin City Fire Fighters

Synnott, Lee (2015) The perceptions of social structures as a predictor to levels of job satisfaction, job burnout and general mental health in a traumatic working environment: A look at Dublin City Fire Fighters. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

According to Mitchell et al. (1990), the emergency service field is one of western societies most challenging and potentially rewarding professions.

The exposure to potentially traumatic experiences on a regular basis can encourage the development of mental health complications, including high levels of job burnout, low levels of job satisfaction, negative well-being and potentially post traumatic stress disorder.

Although previous research has shown that in most cases, a critical incident or traumatic event is the driving force behind the development of PTSD, the more recent of the research has highlighted the importance of work environmental stressors, and their importance in the development and maintenance of psychological distress, job burnout and job satisfaction in first response personnel (Collins et al, 2003; Maia et al, 2007). Collins and Gibbs (2003) found that the most influential stressors among police officers were not related to a traumatic experience or critical incidents, but rather relate to concerns with the working environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 10:58
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1972

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