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The impact of mindfulness on psychosomatic complaints among firefighters: The mediator role of vicarious traumatization

Argentero, P and Setti, I and Piccoli, B and Bellotto, M (2015) 'The impact of mindfulness on psychosomatic complaints among firefighters: The mediator role of vicarious traumatization.' International Journal of Business Research, 15 (2). 7 - 12. ISSN 1555-1296

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Abstract

© 2015 AIBE. Firefighters are at risk to develop post-traumatic and psychosomatic symptoms. But in order to face negative health effects they have psychological resources at their disposal, such as mindfulness. This study aims to test the a model by which intrusion predicts general dysphoria in response to mindfulness. Self-report measures were administered to Italian firefighters. Structural equation modelling shown that mindfulness did not directly influence general dysphoria: mediation analyses revealed its meaningful indirect effect via intrusion. The results suggest that mindfulness can lead to reduced symptoms of general dysphoria through low levels of intrusive thoughts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 14:39
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21672

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