The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to examine the coping behaviors of wounded warriors to determine to what extent maladaptive and adaptive coping behaviors were used in relation to the demographic variables of age, rank, gender, ethnicity, and educational background. To examine these differences, three research questions were posed. Data analysis was conducted on the survey responses from 300 respondents. Research Question 1 (R1) examined what types of coping behaviors wounded warriors most commonly use. Data revealed the coping behaviors that participants reported exhibiting the most were acceptance, planning, self-distraction and positive re-framing. Research Question 2 (R2) What is the relationship between the use of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors? The analysis was significant. Scores on adaptive coping behaviors (e.g., acceptance, planning, positive reframing and emotional support) were significantly higher than scores on maladaptive coping behaviors (e.g., denial, behavioral disengagement and substance abuse). Research Question 3 (R3) examined the relationship between the type of coping behavior used and the demographic factors of gender, age, military rank, ethnicity, or education level.
|Commitee:||Goldberg, Scott, Meneas, Jodi|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Clinical psychology, Military studies, Physiological psychology|
|Keywords:||Combat injury, Coping, Physical injury, Soldiers|
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