Posttraumatic growth in fresh medical cadets after military training and its influencing factors

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Abstract

This study explored the relationships among resilience, emotion regulation, positive and negative emotion, cognitive reappraisal, and posttraumatic growth in the military training situation. The role of resilience as a potential mediator was also assessed. Three hundred and seventy eight students from one military medical university who just finished one-month military training completed Connor-Davidson resilience questionnaire (CD-RISC), posttraumatic growth inventory (PTGI), emotion regulation scale (ERS), positive and negative affect scale (PANAS), and emotion regulation questionnaire (ERQ). It was found that posttraumatic growth had significant positive correlations with resilience, inhibition adjustment, abreaction adjustment, positive emotion, and cognitive reappraisal, and had negative correlation with negative emotion. Resilience, inhibition adjustment, positive emotion, and cognitive reappraisal could significantly predict the level of posttraumatic growth (explaining 53% of the total variance). Resilience partially mediated the associations of positive emotion; inhibit adjustment, cognitive reappraisal, and posttraumatic growth. In conclusion, it could increase the level of cadets' PTG by resilience, positive and negative emotion, emotion regulation and cognitive reappraisal, and it would be proved that the resilience control the effective of positive and negative emotion, emotion regulation and cognitive reappraisal to PTG.

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Shi, L., Yu, Y., Peng, L., Liu, B., Miao, Y., Li, M., & Lv, X. (2015). Posttraumatic growth in fresh medical cadets after military training and its influencing factors. African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 18(3). https://doi.org/10.4172/Psychiatry.1000272

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