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Type: Conference paper
Title: Natural disasters and the mental well-being of construction professionals: a literature review
Author: De Garis, T.
Zuo, J.
Baroudi, B.
Citation: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries pp. 372-384, 2012, pp.372-384
Publisher: Raufdeen Rameezdeen
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780646588148
Conference Name: 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC) (4 Dec 2012 - 5 Dec 2012 : Adelaide SA)
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Tom De Garis, Jian Zuo, Bassam Baroudi
Abstract: The effects of natural disasters are usually substantial. These effects are not only reflected in tragic loss of life, but also the damage to infrastructure and economies. In the shadow of every disaster is the psychological impact on the affected population. The construction industry plays a critical role in the rehabilitation of a community in a postdisaster environment. The potential for psychological stress may create an extra level of pressure to construction professionals where the working environment is identified as highstress under business-as-usual conditions. This study critically reviewed the literature relevant to disaster, disaster recovery and mental health. Consequently a research agenda is proposed in order to address this critical issue.
Keywords: Natural disaster; mental health; construction industry
Rights: Copyright © ICBEDC 2012
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