Date of Award
Master of Science
Raymond Fleming, Marcellus Merritt
Coping, Functional Impairment, Interpersonal Violence, Military, Veteran
This study investigated the association between types of coping and functional impairment in active duty military and veterans (N = 57, ages 20-63). Participants completed an online survey that asked about their experiences with interpersonal violence, coping strategies in which they engage, and questions about their physical and psychological health and well-being. Disengagement coping was positively associated with functional impairment and accounted uniquely for 33.8% of the variance. These findings reveal interesting information about the types of violence this sample experienced, as well as important information about their coping strategies and how they are associated with impairment in functioning. These findings suggest the need for further research on the topic, so the results can inform programs and resources available to current and former military members.
Prosser, Emily Carol, "Relationships, Health, and Coping Among Active Duty Military and Veterans" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 422.