Meteorologists and Workplace Wellbeing (173)

Matthew Bolton, School of Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL

Lara Ault, Saint Leo University

 

Abstract:

Recent work on the psychology of meteorologists found them more empathic, agreeable, conscientious, extraverted, and less stressed, depressed, and anxious compared to other representative physical scientists (engineers and physicists). This presentation will report the results of a study that builds upon the work on mental health and personality, to investigate subjective on-job wellbeing among meteorologists. This will include an examination of such traits as psychological resilience and grit in the face of challenging situations (forecast and other), and factors that lead to burnout in the meteorological profession, among others. Implications for the meteorological workplace will be discussed.