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dc.creatorBarth, Timothy M.
dc.creatorLord, Charles G.
dc.creatorThakkar, Vishal J.
dc.creatorBrock, Rita N.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-05T14:38:13Z
dc.date.available2021-03-05T14:38:13Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-14
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v6i2.199
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/43810
dc.identifier.urihttp://journal-veterans-studies.org/articles/10.21061/jvs.v6i2.199/galley/242/download/
dc.description.abstractResilience Strength Training (RST) is a peer specialist program that incorporates a military squad model of group trust and bonding to address problems specific to moral injury (typically involving collapse of meaning or faith, loss of trust, self-isolation, and the failure of relationships). The training program was offered to 97 male and female veterans (ages 24-73) at two Volunteers of America (VOA) affiliates. The veterans completed measures related to moral injury prior to RST training, immediately upon completion, and 6 months after the training. RST significantly improved their reported post-traumatic growth, perceived meaning in life, propensity to trust, dispositional optimism, positive attitudes toward themselves, personal self-esteem, and sleep quality, while decreasing their dependence on both alcohol and sleep medications. These improvements were more pronounced immediately after RST but remained significant on most measures 6 months after training had ended. The results are interpreted as supportive of RST as a vehicle for addressing moral injury in veterans through development of self-calming strategies, communication skills, and self-esteem, as well as development of a peer-supported community with shared experiences.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech Libraries
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceJournal of Veterans Studies
dc.subjectmoral injuryen_US
dc.subjectresilience strength trainingen_US
dc.subjectveteransen_US
dc.subjectmindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectsleepen_US
dc.titleEffects of Resilience Strength Training on Constructs Associated with Moral Injury among Veteransen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderBarth, et al
dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.personsBarth, Lord, Thakkar (PSYC)


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