THE IMPACT OF MINDFULNESS ON PSYCHOSOMATIC COMPLAINTS AMONG FIREFIGHTERS: THE MEDIATOR ROLE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION

Piergiorgio Argentero, Ilaria Setti, Beatrice Piccoli, Massimo Bellotto
2015 International Journal of Business Research  
Firefighters are at risk to develop post-traumatic and psychosomatic symptoms. But in order to face negative health effects they have psychological resources at their disposal, such as mindfulness. This study aims to test the a model by which intrusion predicts general dysphoria in response to mindfulness. Self-report measures were administered to Italian firefighters. Structural equation modelling shown that mindfulness did not directly influence general dysphoria: mediation analyses revealed
more » ... analyses revealed its meaningful indirect effect via intrusion. The results suggest that mindfulness can lead to reduced symptoms of general dysphoria through low levels of intrusive thoughts.
doi:10.18374/ijbr-15-2.1 fatcat:r2npxanmfnhyveieyeg4onodzy