Discussing the Impact of Burnout on Physiology & Operational Performance

Research Paper Title The Impact of Burnout on Human Physiology and on Operational Performance: A Prospective Study of Soldiers Enrolled in the Combat Diver Qualification Course. Abstract In the course of training and in their work, military personnel are often required to spend considerable time under intense conditions with other people. Due to the performance demands and the… Read More

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US Navy: Linking Work Stressors, Depressive Symptoms & Sleep Quality

Research Paper Title Work stressors, depressive symptoms and sleep quality among US Navy members: a parallel process latent growth modelling approach across deployment. Abstract The present study examined whether work stressors contribute to sleep problems and depressive symptoms over the course of deployment (i.e. pre-deployment, post-deployment and 6-month reintegration) among US Navy members. Specifically, the… Read More

Outlining Stress in British Army Personnel in the 1990s

Research Paper Title Stress in British Army Personnel. Abstract There is considerable research to date in the field of stress, particularly with respect to questionnaire research. There is, however, a lack of recent research on stress in the British Army which addresses either traumatic or organisational stress. This study considers soldiers’ experiences of both occupational and traumatic stress,… Read More

Can Military Occupation Inform the Understanding of Suicide Attempt Risk among Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Suicide attempts in U.S. Army combat arms, special forces and combat medics. Background The US Army suicide attempt rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Risk may vary according to occupation, which significantly influences the stressors that soldiers experience. Methods Using administrative data from the Army Study to Assess… Read More

Training & Response versus Stress & Dumb

“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” The armed forces of countries around the world spend countless hours training their personnel, repeating drills until they become ‘second nature’. Paraphrasing, the military saying is “a soldier will revert… Read More

Discussing the Psychological Health & Well-being Experiences of Female Military Veterans

Research Paper Title The psychological health and well-being experiences of female military veterans: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Background Women in the military are a minority group who, in addition to facing exposure to traumatic events due to the nature of the work, face additional stressors while deployed. It is argued that these… Read More

Basic Combat Training: Stress & Improving Mood

Research Paper Title Improved Mood State and Absence of Sex Differences in Response to the Stress of Army Basic Combat Training. Background It is reported that women are more susceptible to stress than men but they have not been compared in stressful, real-world, team-centred, occupational/training environments. This study investigated effects of Army Basic Combat Training… Read More