Master of Science (MS)
Counseling and Human Services
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
First Responders such as firefighters who experience disasters and observe traumatic events may be at risk for generalized stress resulting from the type of work they do. Studies suggest that the more a person is subjected to traumatic incidents, the more they are at risk. This study assessed the relationship between time on the job and the levels of compassion fatigue and job burnout in firefighters. Results of this study did not indicate that there was a significant relationship between time on the job and compassion fatigue and burnout in the studied population. However, results did indicate that participants were consistently high in job satisfaction. The results and implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Compassion; Fatigue; Firefighters; Job; Relationship; Satisfaction; Time
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Buck, Juanita M, "The relationship between time on the job and compassion/satisfaction fatigue in firefighters" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1713.