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ERIC Number: ED554650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-6931-4
Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill in Escambia County, Florida
Killingsworth, Kelcey Ray
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill on resource change, psychological stress, and resilience for business owners, residents, and workers in Escambia County, Florida. This study was based on Hobfoll's (1988, 1989) Conservation of Resources theory. All business owners, residents, and workers over the age of 18 in Escambia County, Florida were eligible to participate in the online survey. A total of 146 participants completed a survey using the 21-Item Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21), the 14-Item Resilience Scale (RS-14), resource change scale, and demographic questionnaire. Utilizing correlation, multiple regression, and analysis of variance (ANOVA), the findings indicated there were significant models predicting stress and resilience and significant differences between respondents by income group, claim status, and respondent type (business, resident, or worker). Results indicated resource change was a predictor for the DASS-21 total and subscale scores, income group predicted resilience, and claim status resulted in higher stress for those with a claim. Results of the study are presented, limitations addressed, and the implications for theory, practice, and future research are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida