Research Index

The development and validation of an Army team resilience measure

A theoretical framework of team resilience and related constructs is introduced. We then summarize the procedures for developing the TRS and related constructs, providing evidence of the content validity of the TRS. Finally, we assess the psychometric soundness and construct…

Success in life after service: A perspective on conceptualizing the well-being of military Veterans

Well-being has emerged in Canada, the United States, and other nations as a key strategic objective in supporting military members and their families during and after transition to life after military service. However, lack of an explicit conceptualization of well-being…

Improving the effectiveness of embedded behavioral health personnel through situational judgment training

Based on the demonstrated effectiveness of situational judgment tests (SJT) in training for other domains, we developed and evaluated 60 SJT scenarios for use in the US Air Force’s formal EBH training course. SJTs were based on real-world experiences of…

Assessing invariance of cannabis use motives by veteran status and binary gender identity among college students

Student service members/veterans (SSM/V) are distinct from non-veteran students in a variety of ways, including in their cannabis use patterns and potentially their motives for cannabis use. Additionally, previous research has shown that men and women endorse different motives for…

Proper Gander Research

Whilst war inundates our news, fills our conversations, and is encouraged by our governments, those who are consumed by bloodshed become a statistic, a number without a face, a figure with no identity. Their hopes and dreams, sense of humour,…

Life satisfaction of Korean Vietnam War Veterans in later life: A lifespan approach

The current study examined correlates of life satisfaction among Korean Vietnam War Veterans. The sample included 450 male Veterans from the Korean Vietnam War Veterans Study, surveyed by mail in 2013 (Mean age = 67.4 years old, SD = 3.0).…

Veterans’ Homelessness Prevention Pathway

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), convened in 2018, recommended to the Scottish Government that pathways to prevent homelessness should be developed for groups that evidence tells us may be more at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping.…

Preliminary Evidence on the Association of Complementary and Integrative Health Care Program Participation and Medical Cost in Veterans

Transforming Health and Resilience through Integration of Values-based Experiences (THRIVE) is a complimentary and integrative health program. THRIVE is delivered through shared medical appointments where participants engage in provider-led education and group discussion on wellness-related topics. THRIVE has been associated…

The Guilty Veteran: The Spiritual Implications of Veteran’s Guilt

Guilt is a very old and powerful force in humanity that crosses most boundaries of culture and religion. Feeling guilty or fearing pronouncement of guilt can significantly influence a veteran’s mental health. It can be manifested in several ways, including…

Defeated No More: Meaning-Making After Military Sexual Trauma

The qualitative study consisted of six female participants, from different areas across the nation, who all reported experiencing MST during their time in service. Their experiences of MST included both sexual harassment and sexual assault. Participants completed a semi-structured interview…