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dc.contributor.authorBacharach, Samuel B.
dc.contributor.authorBamberger, Peter A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-12T18:33:45Z
dc.date.available2020-11-12T18:33:45Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-01
dc.identifier.other300471
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/73090
dc.descriptionThe ILR Impact Brief series highlights the research and project based work conducted by ILR faculty that is relevant to workplace issues and public policy. The Briefs are prepared by Maralyn Edid, Senior Extension Associate, ILR School.
dc.description.abstractAlthough individuals often work in groups and groups function within a larger environment, researchers have rarely examined the effect of context on employees’ emotions, attitudes, or behaviors. This study uses the World Trade Center attack to generate and test a context theory concerning the impact on first responders of their involvement in a catastrophic event. The model details the way in which the climate (support from supervisors and employee control over the work environment) within discrete engine and ladder companies (work units) moderates the relationship between emergency response to the attack (the stressor) and the resulting emotional strain on the firefighters. Prior studies have shown that people’s exposure to critical incidents is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress that may begin immediately or surface months later. The severity of individual reactions varies and researchers have proposed several explanatory theories, including biological and psychological factors, the way people mentally process their experiences, and the array of physical and social/emotional resources at their disposal. The authors here draw on the latter two theoretical frameworks to formulate and test several hypotheses that help explain why New York City firefighters involved in 9/11 felt more or less emotionally wrought 18 months after the attack.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesImpact Brief
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: Copyright by Cornell University.
dc.subjectimpact brief
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjectresearch
dc.subjectemployee
dc.subjectemotion
dc.subjectattitude
dc.subjectbehavior
dc.subjectenvironment
dc.subjectfirefighter
dc.subjectemergency
dc.subjectresponse
dc.subjectNew York City
dc.titleILR Impact Brief – Supervisor Support, Employee Control Help NYC Firefighters Cope with 9/11
dc.typenewsletter
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local.authorAffiliationBacharach, Samuel B.: sb22@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationBamberger, Peter A.: Technion: Israel Institute of Technology


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