- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- A study of first responders and burnout as governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, 2014
- Smith, Joseph L., Jr.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Lyle, Richard
Waymer, Robert W.
Goosby, Joyce M.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2014
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Social Work
This study examined whether first responders in Metropolitan Atlanta experience burnout, taking in consideration factors such as primary role at work, gender, age, marital status, length of employment as a First Responder, and perceived awareness of OSHA regulations in regards to burnout. Participants of the study were comprised of 108 first responders in Metropolitan Atlanta, which included police officers, emergency mediqal services personnel (EMS), crisis line workers, fire fighters, that were selected utilizing non-probability purposeful sampling among the target population. In sum, first responders in Metropolitan Atlanta experience moderate (64.2%) to high (35.8 %) levels ofjob burnout. When demographic characteristics were taken in consideration, such as primary role at work, gender, age, marital status, and length of employment as a First Responder, there was no statistically significant relationship established.
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- Holding Institution:
- Clark Atlanta University