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Posttraumatic reactions among firefighters after critical incidents: cross-national data

Posttraumatic reactions among firefighters after critical incidents: cross-national data

Kehl, Doris, Knuth, Daniela, Hulse, Lynn ORCID: 0000-0001-5582-3520 and Schmidt, Silke (2014) Posttraumatic reactions among firefighters after critical incidents: cross-national data. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 23 (8). pp. 842-853. ISSN 1092-6771 (Print), 1545-083X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2014.938143)

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Abstract

The presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and posttraumatic growth (PTG) following a critical incident were examined among firefighters from eight predominantly European countries. A sample of 1916 firefighters completed the Impact of Event Scale–Revised (IES–R) and the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory–Short Form (PTGI–SF) with reference to a critical incident they had experienced. Analyses indicated both negative and positive posttraumatic outcomes could derive from experiencing critical incidents in the line of duty. The analyses also showed country differences exist regarding firefighters’ PTSD symptoms and PTG. It is recommended that future researchers examine factors that could evoke such national differences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an accepted manuscript version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma on 10/07/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10926771.2014.938143
Uncontrolled Keywords: first responder, posttraumatic growth, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12281

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