The role of healthcare professionals’ passion in predicting secondary traumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in the face of COVID-19: A longitudinal approach
EntityUAM. Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud
PublisherMDPI, Basel, Switzerland
10.3390/ ijerph18094453International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18.9 (2021): 4453
Funded byThis work was supported by a predoctoral fellowship from Autonomous University of Madrid (FPI-UAM 2017) and an I+D+I National Project of Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PID2019-106368GB-I00) AEI/10.13039/501100011033
ProjectGobierno de España. PID2019-106368GB-I00) AEI/10.13039/501100011033
SubjectsCovid-19; healthcare professionals; passion for work; secondary traumatic stress; posttraumatic growth; Psicología
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COVID-19 has increased the likelihood of healthcare professionals suffering from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS). However, the difficulty of this crisis may lead these professionals to display personal resources, such as harmonious passion, that could be involved in posttraumatic growth. The goal of this study is to examine the STS and posttraumatic growth among healthcare professionals and the demands and resources related to COVID-19. A longitudinal study was carried out in April 2020 (T1) and December 2020 (T2). The participants were 172 health professionals from different health institutions and they reported their workload, fear of contagion, lack of staff and personal protection equipment (PPE), harmonious passion, STS and posttraumatic growth. The results revealed that workload and fear of contagion in T2 were positive predictors for STS, whereas harmonious passion was a negative predictor. Fear of contagion of both times seemed to positively predict posttraumatic growth, as well as harmonious passion. One moderation effect was found concerning the lack of staff/PPE, as posttraumatic growth was higher when the workload was high, especially in those with a high lack of staff/PPE. All in all, these findings pointed out the need for preventative measures to protect these professionals from long-term negative consequences
Google Scholar:Moreno Jiménez, Jennifer Elena - Blanco Donoso, Luis Manuel - Belda Hofheinz, Sylvia - Chico-Fernández, Mario - Moreno Jiménez, Bernardo - Garrosa Hernández, Eva
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