The impact of posttraumatic growth, transformational leadership, and self-efficacy on psychological symptoms among combat veterans

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dc.contributor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor Hilgeman, Michelle M.
dc.contributor Black, Sheila R.
dc.contributor Salekin, Karen L.
dc.contributor.advisor Scogin, Forrest Ray
dc.contributor.author LaRocca, Michael Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T14:57:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T14:57:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002822
dc.identifier.other LaRocca_alatus_0004D_12901
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3498
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Previous research has established self-efficacy and posttraumatic growth as essential to post-deployment adjustment among veterans, and perceived transformational leadership is well known for its positive effects on follower outcomes across contexts. However, little is known regarding how transformational leadership may relate to self-efficacy and posttraumatic growth in fostering psychological wellbeing among combat veterans. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the role of posttraumatic growth and transformational leadership in predicting PTSD and depression symptoms among combat veterans, as well as how post-deployment coping self-efficacy may mediate these relations. Regression analysis revealed post-deployment coping self-efficacy and perceived transformational leadership as predictors of fewer psychological symptoms. In addition, mediation modeling using bootstrapping resampling revealed that post-deployment coping self-efficacy mediated the relation between transformational leadership and both PTSD and depression. These findings may aid in the prediction of PTSD and depression symptoms among veterans, which may then influence pre-deployment leadership training among military personnel as well as clinical treatment protocols for veterans.
dc.format.extent 56 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.title The impact of posttraumatic growth, transformational leadership, and self-efficacy on psychological symptoms among combat veterans
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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