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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Anastasia
dc.contributor.authorUnruh, Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-26T13:56:44Z
dc.date.available2021-08-26T13:56:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-16
dc.identifier.citationThis is a publisher’s version of a paper that is available at: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJES-01-2018-0006/full/html. Recommended citation: Miller, A., & Unruh, L. Y. (2019). Individual and organizational influences of the professional quality of life of Florida public safety personnel: A comparison of the fields. International Journal of Emergency Services, 8 (3), 221-235, doi: 10.1108/IJES-01-2018-0006. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13192
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-01-2018-0006
dc.descriptionThis article was originally published in the International Journal of Emergency Services. International Journal of Emergency Services, 8 (3), 221-235. English. Published online August 16, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-01-2018-0006
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Public safety personnel (law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services and dispatchers) face work environments which are high stress. These can lead to burnout, secondary traumatic stress and a reduction of compassion satisfaction. However, very little is known about what individual and work factors influence these negative coping mechanisms in public safety personnel. It is also unknown how perceived organizational and coworker support, debriefing methods, or individual characteristics are associated with the aforementioned coping mechanisms. The differences between these fields are also unknown. The paper aims to discuss these issues.en_US
dc.description.abstractDesign/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional administration of surveys to Florida public safety personnel was done. A total of 1,360 public safety individuals completed the survey. Three regression analyses were carried out, utilizing the three Professional Quality of Life Version 5 subscales as the dependent variables. The Perceived Coworker Support Survey, Survey of Perceived Organizational Support, the Brief Resilience Survey and questions regarding debriefing practices were included.
dc.description.abstractFindings: Public safety personnel cannot be treated as a singular population for many things. An exception of this was that perceived organizational support and psychological resilience were associated with positive outcomes, albeit, to varying degrees in all fields. The other individual and organizational factors had very distinct impacts on the varying fields.
dc.description.abstractResearch limitations/implications: There are limitations due to the nature of cross-sectional survey design and due to the sample size.
dc.description.abstractOriginality/value: This study displays statistical relationships between factors which public safety agencies could use to increase employee job satisfaction and potentially reduce turnover. It was the only study the authors could find which include dispatchers when comparing these four public safety fields.
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.subjectPerceived organizational supporten_US
dc.subjectProfessional quality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectFirst respondersen_US
dc.titleIndividual and organizational influences of the professional quality of life of Florida public safety personnel: A comparison of the fieldsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY 4.0
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5928-4026


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