Authoritarianism, inner/other directedness, and sensation seeking in firefighter/paramedics: their relationship with burnout.

  title={Authoritarianism, inner/other directedness, and sensation seeking in firefighter/paramedics: their relationship with burnout.},
  author={R. G. Palmer and W. M. Spaid},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={11 1},
  • R. G. Palmer, W. M. Spaid
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Prehospital and disaster medicine
  • INTRODUCTION Burnout in firefighter/paramedics (FF/EMT-Ps) is widely believed to exist, but few empirical data support its existence, symptomatology, or intervention. Understanding the extent, nature, and cause of burnout is crucial to improving employee morale and performance. STUDY POPULATION Ninety-one FF/EMT-Ps employed by Salt Lake County Fire Department. HYPOTHESES Three specific hypotheses were tested: 1) FF/EMT-Ps who score high on burnout will also score high on authoritarianism; 2… CONTINUE READING
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