A study of the role of perceived connectedness, unit bonds, and suicidal risk of U. S. Army soldiers: An Army STARRS study

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
A study of the role of perceived connectedness, unit bonds, and suicidal risk of U. S. Army soldiers: An Army STARRS study
Creator:
Valentin, Edward M.
Date of Original:
2020-07
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
theses
dissertations
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
This dissertation examines the role that connectedness and bonding have in suicidal risk among U.S. Army Soldiers. The U.S. Army presents a research opportunity to examine a population cluster experiencing a suicidal crisis comparable to the national average. Most psychopathological research studies on the military veteran suicide crisis is focused on Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). This study focused on models of perceived connectedness and unit bonding more so as a protective factor (as opposed to only examining predictors). This study included a statistical analysis of mood disorder models to mark the predictive factor of suicidal risk. Higher levels of perceived connectedness and unit bonding were protective factors for suicide risk. Mood disorders were predictors of suicide risk as well, in some cases.
Date of award: 2020-07
Degree type: dissertation
Degree name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Granting institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department: School of Social Work
Advisor: Warrener, Corinne D.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2020_valentin_edward_m
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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