Krys Kaniasty collaborated on a
recently published paper with colleagues from New Zealand and Philippines:
Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K., & Stephens, C. (2020). “Social
adjustment in New Zealand and Philippine responders: A test of main and moderating
effects of received social support” was published in the Australasian Journal of Disaster and
Trauma Studies, 24, pp. 77-88.
are generally tasked to protect and preserve life, property, and the
environment during and in the aftermath of critical events. The findings of this study provided evidence
for beneficial direct effects of receiving social support on social adjustment
outcomes among professionals routinely involved in potentially traumatic
On a practical note, these results should prove useful for designing
and implementing social support intervention programs for professionals who play critical roles in protecting people and property during fires,
medical emergencies, terrorist acts, and natural disasters.
Department of Psychology