Influence of Avoidant Coping on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Job Burnout Among Firefighters : The Mediating Role of Perceived Social Support

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yaru Chen
  • Xiaohui Li
  • Yuanyuan An
  • Junyi Shi
  • Jiali Huang
  • Yuqing Zhao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Publication statusOnline published - 28 Jun 2021

Abstract

Objective: The study aims to explore the effects of avoidant coping on posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and job burnout among firefighters, and to examine the mediating role of perceived social support on the relationship between avoidant coping and PTSS and job burnout. 
Method: Assessments including the posttraumatic stress disorder checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS), Coping Style Inventory (CSI), and Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS) were conducted among 431 firefighters studying in a school specializing in training firemen in Nanjing, China. 
Result: The results show that: (1) Avoidant coping was positively related to PTSS and job burnout among firefighters; and (2) avoidant coping was positively related to PTSS and job burnout through the mediating effect of perceived social support. 
Conclusion: These findings not only provide guiding information for relevant departments to prevent mental health issues of firefighters in the future, but also enlighten the psychological intervention for firefighters, that is, to encourage firefighters to actively face and solve problems and adopt positive coping styles, as well as offer them more care and support whenever possible.

Research Area(s)

  • avoidant coping, firefighters, job burnout, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), social support, DISORDER, ADJUSTMENT, STRATEGIES, IMPACT, STYLE

Citation Format(s)

Influence of Avoidant Coping on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Job Burnout Among Firefighters : The Mediating Role of Perceived Social Support. / Chen, Yaru; Li, Xiaohui; Chen, Chen et al.

In: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 28.06.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review