Military Unit Cohesion and Life Stress As Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Mediated Model
Time and Location
Poster Session III - Board: III-040
Friday May 23, 2008, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Unit cohesion has been shown to protect against war-zone stress. However, cohesion likely helps with a variety of concurrent stressors. We hypothesized that the association between unit cohesion and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be mediated by life stressors in military medical personnel deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The results confirmed our expectations.