Military Beliefs And PTSD

When examining the article Military Beliefs and PTSD the general topic discussed was the association between PTSD and the beliefs about an individual’s military service. The purpose of the research described in this paper was to find the strength of the correlation between combat deployment veterans with PTSD and their beliefs in; ones work in the military; current military operations and military service in general. The hypothesis that they were testing was “The current study tested whether more positive beliefs about military work, mission, and service were associated with lower PTSD symptom severity” ( ).

The data for the study came from 272 soldiers that were selected from marriage counseling class that was conducted at two different bases in the U. S. in 2007. The participants that were used were predominantly white males with an average age of 29 and an average of 8 years of service. The majority of the men were junior noncommissioned officers and men with the rank of Specialist (E4), with senior noncommissioned officers and officers only making up 21%. All participants were married. 69% of the participants were educated to the high school level with the remaining 31% being educated beyond high school.

Participants were asked to Paragraph 2: Briefly describe the methods used to collect the data. Who were the participants? 1 MILITARY BELIEFS AND PTSD What did they have to do in this study? What were the measures that were collected? Paragraph 3: In general, what were the results of the study? (you don’t have to use numbers or describe the statistics) For example, did one group score differently than another group on a measure? Or was there a relationship between two or more variables? Paragraph 4: What is/are the major conclusions(s) drawn by the author(s)? What do the results mean for the “real world”/ how do they apply to you and me?