Occupational stress and job satisfaction in media personnel assigned to the Iraq War (2003)

Greenberg, Neil, Thomas, Samantha, Murphy, Dominic and Dandeker, Christopher 2007, Occupational stress and job satisfaction in media personnel assigned to the Iraq War (2003), Journalism practice, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 356-371, doi: 10.1080/17512780701552160.

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Title Occupational stress and job satisfaction in media personnel assigned to the Iraq War (2003)
Author(s) Greenberg, Neil
Thomas, SamanthaORCID iD for Thomas, Samantha orcid.org/0000-0003-1427-7775
Murphy, Dominic
Dandeker, Christopher
Journal name Journalism practice
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 356
End page 371
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1751-2786
Keyword(s) Iraq War
job satisfaction
occupational stress
qualitative research
Summary This paper investigates occupational stressors amongst media personnel assigned to work on covering the Iraq War via interviews with 54 journalists from the BBC and Reuters, who worked in Iraq between February and April 2003. A range of stressors were identified that could be categorized into three main themes, control over the situation, support from management and grief from the death of colleagues. Journalists not embedded with military units were more likely to report negative physical and emotional health outcomes. The study concludes that hazardous work environments do not, by themselves, cause stress and poor job satisfaction. Rather, organizational factors, the imbalance between the ability to make decisions about how to carry out their job effectively and the perceived rewards of working in such environments appear to have a greater impact on work related stress.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17512780701552160
Field of Research 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
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