Resiliency and Posttraumatic Growth Among Army National Guard Soldiers [dataset]

Joseph D. Looney, Wilber J. Scott, David R. Mccone, Lisa Sayegh, Robert J. Jackson
2011 PsycEXTRA Dataset   unpublished
Many service members returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from trauma-related behavioral health concerns, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse. Given the distinctive nature of the Army National Guard, some studies suggest these soldiers might be particularly at-risk. While some experiencing war-related trauma report negative symptoms, others report growth in close relationships, personal strength and a renewed sense of life
more » ... n. This study examined the situational factors related to posttraumatic growth within a group of recently deployed Army National Guard Soldiers. Results indicated the positive-benefits of deployment, transactional leadership and social-support best predicted post-deployment growth. Leadership recommendations are provided to promote posttraumatic growth in deployment and post-deployment environments.
doi:10.1037/e711262011-001 fatcat:an3fjjbs4jeqrijajgaennpwsy