Personality traits and Risk taking attitudes among Firefighters of Rescue service

Yasir Riaz Gillani, Muhammad Atif

Abstract


The Present Research was conducted to assess the Personality traits and Risk taking attitude among Firefighters of Rescue Service. The sample consisted of 63firefighters from rescue service of Lahore and Sialkot through purposive sampling technique. The NEO-FFI personality inventory (Costa & McCrae, 2010) and Risk taking attitude survey scale (Stehman, 2012) was administered on all the participants. The correlation analysis, anova and independent sample t-test was applied to find out the statistical significance of the results. The results indicates that there are 31 firefighters having high score on risk taking attitude, 10 firefighters have normal risk taking attitude and 22 have low risk taking attitude. The lowest score on risk taking attitude is 21 and highest score on risk taking attitude is 55. The firefighters have common personality type’s extroverted, openness and conscientiousness. The result indicates that newly inducted or less experience firefighters has high risk taking attitude as compared to experienced firefighters. The firefighters of Lahore rescue service have high risk taking attitude as compared to Sialkot. The research is found that personality and risk taking attitude plays strong role in firefighters of rescue service.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v5i1.7377



Journal of Public Administration and Governance  ISSN 2161-7104

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