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Theory of planned behaviour and burnout applied to help-seeking behaviours within Fly-In Fly-Out workers

Sarawat, Sanam (2019) Theory of planned behaviour and burnout applied to help-seeking behaviours within Fly-In Fly-Out workers. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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The purpose of the current study is to investigate the impact of self-efficacy and control with burnout as the moderator (using the established TPB framework) on help-seeking behaviour within the FIFO population. Five covariates were included; gender, co-worker support, subjective norms, attitude, and current behaviour (within the past month). The objectives were achieved by 164 FIFO workers voluntarily participating in an online questionnaire. The sample consisted of 97 males and 51 females (16 unanswered). A moderated mediation analysis did not find burnout to moderate any of the effects, however, a follow up mediation analysis found intention and co-worker support to have a direct effect on behaviour. It was also found that control and subjective norms had an indirect effect on intention. This study further contributes to the current FIFO literature as well as highlighting the need to reduce stigma and increase support and autonomy on a mine site. Future research looking at specific job roles and exploring emotions via an alternative study design, such as a diary study, would assist in developing a greater understanding of mental health in FIFO workers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
United Nations SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
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Supervisor(s): Heritage, Brody
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