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A scale to measure non-traumatic military operational stress

Deans, Carolyn and Byrne, D (2009) A scale to measure non-traumatic military operational stress. Stress and Health, 25 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1532-3005

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Abstract

Military operations involve both traumatic and non-traumatic stressors. The authors developed a scale to measure non-traumatic operational stressors. In Study 1, a list of stressors identifi ed by military personnel was compared across responses from two operations in East Timor. Exploratory factor analysis yielded three similar factors for each dataset. A confi rmatory factor analysis on the combined data determined item placement. Item analysis then reduced the questionnaire to 22 items. In Study 2, the questionnaire was administered to personnel from operations in the Middle East. Correlations with similar scales measured the content validity of the three subscales (work concerns, operational concerns and separation concerns). The authors conclude the questionnaire is a robust measure of operational non-traumatic stressors applicable across operations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16806. non-traumatic military operational stress, non-traumatic stress, job demands, separation, deployment, occupational stress, military operations, non-traumatic stressors, East Timor, Middle East
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 00:01
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2017 23:59
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4240
DOI: 10.1002/smi.1223
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