DRC-Disaster Research Center

Active Studies

Reporting for Duty:Selected Workforce Issues in Disasters

DRC Principal Investigator: Joseph E Trainor
Senior Personnel: Lauren Barsky
Current Graduate Research Assistants:Ziqiang Han, Yvonne Rademacher, Ben Walker, Eva Wilson,
Undergraduate Research Assistants: Andrea Fendt
Funding Agencies: Virginia Department of Emergency Management with funds from the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) of FEMA

Study Description

This project was part of a larger study entitled Behavioral Aspects of Sheltering and Evacuation Planning for the National Capital Region being conducted by University of Virginia on behalf of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Researchers at the DRC have been reviewing published reports and study findings focused on Role conflict, Role Strain, and Role Abandonment.

Our intent was to provide a report that uses plain language to explain what social scientists have learned about these issues and to provide recommendations on how organizations might adjust their plans and policies based on the findings.

Study Related Publications

Reporting for Duty?: A Synthesis of Research on Role Conflict, Strain and Abandonment among Emergency Responders during Disasters and Catastrophes. (Full Function PDF, Larger File)

Reporting for Duty?: A Synthesis of Research on Role Conflict, Strain and Abandonment among Emergency Responders during Disasters and Catastrophes (Flat PDF, Smaller File)

Study Related Presentations

Reporting For Duty Powerpoint