Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Soldiers with physical injuries from combat: Differential coping mechanisms
by Johnson, Yealonda, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2013, 151; 3572920
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hagan, Melvin
Commitee: Goldberg, Scott, Meneas, Jodi
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Management
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
Publication Number: 3572920
ISBN: 978-1-303-41209-7
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