ERIC Number: EJ908960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Posttraumatic Stress in U.S. Marines: The Role of Unit Cohesion and Combat Exposure
Armistead-Jehle, Patrick; Johnston, Scott L.; Wade, Nathaniel G.; Ecklund, Christofer J.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n1 p81-88 Win 2011
Combat exposure is a consistent predictor of posttraumatic stress (PTS). Understanding factors that might buffer the effects of combat exposure is crucial for helping service members weather the stress of war. In a study of U.S. Marines returning from Iraq, hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that unit cohesion and combat exposure predicted PTS, depression, and anger. Furthermore, results indicated that unit cohesion may be an important buffer, possibly limiting the development of PTS and depression following combat exposure.
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Military Personnel, War, Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Relationship
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