- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- A study of the role of perceived connectedness, unit bonds, and suicidal risk of U. S. Army soldiers: An Army STARRS study
- Valentin, Edward M.
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- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- 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.
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- Clark Atlanta University