Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K. and Stephens, C. (2018). Psychological Outcomes in Disaster Responders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Social Support. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 9(3): 344-358.
The authors reviewed 24 quantitative social support studies on police, emergency medical responders, rescue and recovery workers, firefighters, and military responders to assess the extent of the effects of social support on psychological outcomes in these responders. The results summarize “the strength of social support-outcome associations, while also considering some of the influencing factors (e.g., time, source of support, culture).