Social support and postdeployment coping self-efficacy as predictors of distress among combat veterans
Andrew Smith , Charles C. Benight , Roman Cieślak
AbstractThis study evaluated the indirect effect of received social support on distress severity (i.e., posttraumatic stress and depression symptom severity) among 89 combat veterans. Through integrating the social support deterioration deterrence model and the enabling hypothesis, mediating roles of perceived social support and self-efficacy specific to postdeployment adaptation were investigated. Results showed that (a) received social support and perceived social support were not related, and (b) both received and perceived social support indirectly predicted distress severity (posttraumatic stress and depression symptom severity) through postdeployment coping self-efficacy. Specifically, high received and perceived social support independently predicted high postdeployment coping self-efficacy, and high postdeployment coping self-efficacy predicted lower distress severity levels. Theory enhancement and future research needs are discussed.
|Journal series||Military Psychology, ISSN 0899-5605, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||social support, posttraumatic stress, depression, self-efficacy, veterans|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 0.573; : 2013 = 0.64 (2) - 2013=0.773 (5)|
|Citation count*||82 (2020-09-29)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=13990|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=13990|
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