Investigating well-being and mental health in Queensland fire-fighters

Armstrong, Deanne Maree (2014) Investigating well-being and mental health in Queensland fire-fighters. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis used survey and interview methods to examine how organisational and interpersonal factors impact on the mental health of fire and rescue workers. It was the first published research to assess and predict multiple indicators of mental health; psychological distress, well-being, posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. The results provide valuable information for supporting fire and rescue workers through psychoeducation and proactive intervention programs.

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ID Code: 66801
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Shakespeare-Finch, Jane & Shochet, Ian
Additional Information: Embargoed until 31 January 2015.
Keywords: Salutogenesis, Well-being, Posttraumatic growth, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Occupational factors, Organisational belongingness, Social support, Fire-fighter, Emergency service work, CEDM
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 06:11
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:40

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