The Impact of Traumatic Work-Related Events on Employee Mental Health: A Contextual Theory

2 pages | 510 words

The article by Bacharach & Bamberger discusses how the mental health effects of 9/11 on New York City firefighters. The authors used a post hoc unit support and control climate theory to explain how involvement in traumatic work-related events can lead to depression, stress, and anxiety. This theory has important implications for management practice as it can help organizations better support employees who are exposed to traumatic events.