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Validation of the Warrior Identity Scale in the Chicagoland Veterans Study

Article

This article examines certain properties of the military identity and what factors contribute to the forming of this identity.

Abstract

The present study examined the psychometric properties of a measure of military identity in a sample of U.S. military members. Confirmatory factor analysis provided additional support for the multidimensional nature of military identity. Correlational analyses indicated that the domains of military identity were strongly related to postdeployment adjustment as well as other indicators of psychosocial health. Of importance, the relationships between the subscales of identity and the outcome variables differed in strength and direction depending on the form of identity, which supports a multidimensional structure of military identity. Additional research is necessary to identify the most salient domains of identity as well as the clinical and theoretical implications of identity in the functioning of veterans.

Full Reference

Lancaster, S. L., Kintzle, S. and Castro, C. A., 2018. Validation of the Warrior Identity Scale in the Chicagoland Veterans Study. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 18(1), 34-43.