Investigating the relationship between personality factors and burnout in the Dublin Fire Brigade

dc.contributor.advisorCaska, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Roben
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T11:40:32Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T11:40:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractPrior research has investigated the psychological impact of working in "Helping" occupations. There are those who may derive satisfaction from the very type of work that can cause stress in others. The aim of the current study was firstly to ascertain the prevalence of conditions such a burnout, secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction amongst fire-fighter/paramedics working in the Dublin Fire Brigade and secondly to investigate if certain personality traits correlated with the occasioning of these conditions. The research design was a correlation using a quantitative survey questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of two measures, the EPQ-R-S and the PROQOL. The results indicated that those with higher levels of extroversion tended to derive greater satisfaction from the helping work that they do where those with higher levels of neuroticism tended to be less satisfied and in greater danger of job burnout or developing secondary traumatic stress. The current research indicates that personality traits can impact job satisfaction burnout and secondary traumatic stress in helping occupations. Author keywords: Fire-Brigade, compassionate fatigue, burnout, personalityen
dc.identifier.citationHowell, R. (2016). Investigating the relationship between personality factors and burnout in the Dublin Fire Brigade. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/3165
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleInvestigating the relationship between personality factors and burnout in the Dublin Fire Brigadeen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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