Leadership styles on volunteer firefighter mental health and wellbeing – Research Study

Project title

Exploring the influence of leadership styles on volunteer firefighter mental health and wellbeing.

What does the research involve?

This study seeks to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on volunteer firefighter’s mental health and wellbeing. Specifically, the researchers are interested in whether these changes influence firefighter burnout and engagement in the workplace, and what factors foster positive outcomes during these uncertain and turbulent times. Factors which may improve volunteer firefighter mental health include resilience and exposure to leadership from supervisors.

If you consent to participate in this study, you will complete a brief questionnaire taking approximately 10–15 minutes. The survey begins by asking for your basic demographic information, before moving on to a range of validated scales. For each of these scales, you will respond by indicating how well certain statements describe your current circumstances.

Researcher

Ashley McCuaig-Walton is a postgraduate student studying psychology at Monash University.

What are the benefits?

The benefits for firefighters who participate in this study include being able to contribute to new and practical research on firefighter mental health and wellbeing from a well-established university. As a small additional incentive, participants who complete the survey would also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of four $50 e-gift vouchers. Firefighters who take part in this study also can receive a copy of the results and a summary of the key findings from the study if requested.

How do I get involved?

The study will be conducted online and will involve a brief questionnaire which takes 10-15 minutes to complete. To participate, please click the URL link or button below:

https://monashmnhs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIL2jT8jwp6eVZc

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