Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of potentially traumatic events (PTEs), posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and coping self-efficacy (CSE) on post-event job satisfaction. Methods: Repeated analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to assess differences in the course of job satisfaction during 1 year between population-based samples of affected and non-affected workers. Multivariate regression analyses were conducted with pre-event health, job satisfaction and insecurity, and post- event PTSS and CSE as predictors. Results: About 16% of the affected workers had probable PTSD. The course of job satisfaction between affected (n 1⁄4 123) and non-affected workers (n 1⁄4 644) did not differ significantly. PTSS and CSE did not independently predict post-event satisfaction, in contrast to pre-event job satisfaction. Conclusion: Findings suggest that when needed social support is provided, concerns about the negative effects of potentially traumatic events on job satisfaction could be somewhat relaxed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2018|
van der Velden, P., Setti, I., Bosmans, M., & Muffels, R. (2018). Potentially traumatic events and job satisfaction: A prospective population-based comparative study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 226-233. [60,3].