A quantitative expression of resiliency in the workplace: An odds ratio analysis

George S. Everly, Martin F. Sherman, Alan Langlieb, Jonathan M. Links, Frederick Nucifora, Michael J. Kaminsky

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This paper reviews four empirical investigations into the effectiveness of workplace-based crisis intervention programs designed to enhance psychological resiliency. As an extension of a previously published review of effect sizes of workplace-based crisis interventions (Everly et al., 2006), this paper extends the expression of intervention effectiveness by proposing, then utilizing, the odds ratio statistic. It is proposed that the odds ratio is a more useful tool by which to express the practical utility of workplace-based psychosocial interventions. Thus, the use of odds ratios may be a tool that serves to ease the translation of research into practice. That is, odds ratios may aid in expressing the potential usefulness of workplace-based crisis intervention programs in terms that can be easily understood by program managers and policy makers without extensive training in inferential statistics, thereby potentiating increased utilization of such programs as indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-175
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008


  • Odds ratio
  • Resiliency
  • Workplace crisis intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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