This research studies non-combat related aggressive behavior in service members and the influence of protective factors. Veterans with protective factors, such as having positive social support, are less likely to engage in violence, and therefore expanding social support programs are beneficial. Future research should consider exploring various components of work life in relation to potential aggression.
Elbogen, E. B., Johnson, S. C., Wagner, H. R., Newton, V. M., Timko, C., Vasterling, J. J., & Beckham, J. C. (2012). Protective factors and risk modification of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73(6), e767–e773. https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.11m07593
Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, Protective factors, Well-being, Violence, Aggression, Social support
Veterans, Iraq War, 2003-2011; Afghan War, 2001-; Veterans; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Well-being; Violence; Aggressiveness; Social networks
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Protective Factors and Risk Modification of Violence in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 369.
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