EFFECTIVENESS OF DEBRIEFING AS A STRATEGY OF DEALING WITH TRAUMA AMONGST THE JOURNALIST IN KENYA

Authors

  • Joan Mutua Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Dr . Hellen K. K. Mberia Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Prof. David Minja Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Keywords:

Debriefing, Trauma, Journalist

Abstract

Purpose: The objective of study was to evaluate the effectiveness of debriefing as a strategy of dealing with trauma amongst the journalist in Kenya

Methodology: Data was collected using both interviews and questioners. Data collected was cleaned, coded and analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The data was presented using both qualitative and quantitative statistics.

Results: The study found that debriefing had a negative and significant relationship with trauma management.

Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: The study recommends that journalist should debrief their managers about their traumatic experiences. They should also debrief their relatives and religious leaders. This will make it easier for journalists to deal with traumatic experiences.

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Author Biographies

Joan Mutua, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

post graduate student

Dr . Hellen K. K. Mberia, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Lecturer

Prof. David Minja, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Lecturer

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Published

2016-10-17

How to Cite

Mutua, J., Mberia, D. . H. K. K., & Minja, P. D. (2016). EFFECTIVENESS OF DEBRIEFING AS A STRATEGY OF DEALING WITH TRAUMA AMONGST THE JOURNALIST IN KENYA. International Journal of Communication and Public Relation, 1(1), 1–11. Retrieved from https://www.iprjb.org/journals/index.php/IJCPR/article/view/138

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