Relationship between Self-Esteem and Occupational Stress among Professional Rescuers of Rescue 1122 District Kohat
Keywords:Occupational Stress, Professional Rescuers, Self Esteem
Aim of this research was to investigate the association between self-esteem and occupational stress among professional rescuers in Kohat District, Pakistan. All the professional rescuers of operational backgrounds serving in four rescue stations of Kohat District i.e., Kohat city, Lachi, Shakar Dara, and Gumbat constituted the population of this study. Sample include overall 156 operational rescuers selected through a simple random sampling procedure. To collect data from the professional rescuers, two valid and reliable instruments i.e., the Self-esteem scale was developed by Rifai and Tariq (1999), and Occupational Stress Index was developed by Shrivatsava and Singh (1981) were used. The data was collected by visiting four established rescue stations of Kohat District. After completion of data collection, it was properly organized, tabulated before analyses through SPSS. Different descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were applied. Findings of the current study reported strong negative correlation between self-esteem and occupational stress. Furthermore, it was revealed that self-esteem predicts occupational stress negatively. Outcomes of this research recommend that the self-esteem of the professional rescuers may be improved through different trainings.
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