Author: Arooj Mughal
Supervisor: Adeela Khalid
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The aim of the present study was to find out the relationship between resilience and quality of life in rescue personnel. For this purpose several hypothesis were made based on the past studies. It was hypothesized that there will likely be a relationship between resilience, quality of life, burnout, and compassion fatigue. It was also hypothesized that there will likely be a relationship between job experience, resilience and burnout. Another hypothesis was that quality of life is likely to predict resilience. This study was carried out using cross sectional research design and purposive sampling was used for data collection. For this purpose 117 rescue workers were selected from three departments namely Rescue 1122, Rescue 15 and Edhi emergency service with the age range of 22 – 62. The mean age of participants was 35 and standard deviation was 9. Resilience of rescue personnel was measured through Indigenous Resilience Scale for Rescue 1122 (Naz, Saleem, & Mahmood, 2010) and quality of life was measured through Professional Quality of life Scale (Stamm, 2005). Results revealed significant correlations between resilience and quality of life i.e. compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout. Moreover, experience of job was significantly negatively related with resilience while significantly positive related with burnout, the subscale of quality of life. Furthermore, forward regression analysis was carried out with resilience as an outcome while job satisfaction, vulnerability and subscales of quality of life i.e. compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout as predictor variable. Results of forward analysis revealed compassion satisfaction as the strong predictor of resilience. This research has future implications for introducing quality of life enhancement skills for rescue workers and providing them the psychological services to manage their compassion fatigue and burnout.
Keywords: Resilience, Quality of Life, Rescue Personnel.
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