Work-related stress and psychological distress in emergency medical technicians

J Occup Health Psychol. 1996 Oct;1(4):391-6. doi: 10.1037//1076-8998.1.4.391.


Emergency medical technicians (N = 65) participated in a study on work environment characteristics, work-related stress, and psychological distress. Data were collected at baseline and 6 months. Work-related stress was associated with lower work group support and poor supervisory behavior. Work-related stress was strongly related to psychological distress. Changes in work-related stress were significantly related to changes in psychological distress. Findings support the work-related stress, psychological distress model.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Emergency Medical Technicians / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • Occupational Health*
  • Social Support
  • Stress, Psychological*
  • Workload