Title

Work-Stress Burnout in Emergency Medical Technicians and the Use of Early Recollections

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

Numerous studies have indicated the high work-stress burnout and attrition rate of emergency medical technicians. Of these studies, none have attempted to use projective techniques to predict work-stress burnout. Eight central themes of early recollections have been reported: getter, controller, driver, pleaser, martyr/victim, "aginner," feeling avoider, and excitement seeker. This article discusses those early memories that are more representative of emergency medical technicians who may be susceptible to burnout, as well as other memories that may indicate an individual's resistance to burnout, and proposes research to substantiate the effectiveness of early recollections in predicting burnout in emergency medical technicians.

Journal Title

Journal of Employment Counseling

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

216

Last Page

228

DOI

10.1002/j.2161-1920.2000.tb01028.x

First Department

Graduate Psychology and Counseling

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