Title

Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Ugandan Aid Workers

Publication Date

9-2013

Abstract

This study examines secondary traumatic stress (STS) among national humanitarian aid workers in the post-conflict context of northern Uganda. A cross-sectional survey measuring STS, primary and secondary trauma exposure, organizational and social support factors, as well as demographic and work-related factors, was completed by 376 national staff from 21 humanitarian organizations in northern Uganda. Results indicated that personal exposure to war-trauma, hearing about war-trauma from personal acquaintances, and hearing trauma stories from beneficiaries each accounted for unique variance in STS. Results support a dose-response relationship between listening to trauma stories and STS symptoms in national aid workers. Additionally, results indicated inverse relationships between STS and supervision, and STS and co-worker team cohesion. Organizational implications are discussed.

First Advisor

Eriksson, Cynthia

Date Uploaded

10-12-2018

Collection Number

Psych0371E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Duke_fuller.psych_0371E_10057

Language

English

Keywords

Secondary traumatic stress, Humanitarian assistance, Uganda

Disciplines

Psychology

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10-12-2018

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