Incident-related stressors, locus of control, coping, and psychological distress among firefighters in Northern Ireland
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Incident-related stressors, locus of control, coping, and psychological distress among firefighters in Northern Ireland. JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS, 15 (2). pp. 161-168. ISSN 0894-9867Full text not available from this repository.
This study was an investigation into the associations between incident-related stressors, locus of control, coping, and psychological distress in firefighters in Northern Ireland during the time of political violence. Among 248 male firefighters, greater psychological distress was associated with greater frequency of incident-related negative emotions, external locus of control, less task- and emotion-focused coping, and greater avoidance coping. It was also found that the frequency of exposure to incident-related stressors moderated the association between locus of control and psychological distress and that avoidance coping mediated the relationship between locus of control and psychological distress. Avoidance coping accounted for most of the explained variance in psychological distress. These results point to the potential value of coping-skills training in emergency personnel.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC/PLENUM PUBL|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 161-168|
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