Resilience and Veteran Community Reintegration: An Exploratory Study

Elmer A. Castillo, Justin Mason, Aaron D’Addario, Graig M. Chow, Gershon Tenenbaum

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The purpose of this study was to explore the potential association between resilience and veteran community reintegration (VCR) in recently discharged military veterans. It was hypothesized that higher resilience levels, as measured by the Response to Stressful Experiences Scale (RSES), would be associated with lower perceived difficulties with VCR, as measured by the Military to Civilian Questionnaire (M2C-Q). In addition, specific demographic and military experience variables were hypothesized to predict resilience levels and VCR outcomes. An online survey was developed and disseminated via social media and in-person at local student veteran centers. A total of 45 participants completed the survey. A multiple regression analysis indicated that 29.7% of the total variance on the M2C-Q was accounted for by RSES scores and time out-of-service. Applied implications and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-400
Number of pages10
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Military
  • appraisals
  • community reintegration
  • coping
  • posttraumatic growth
  • protective factors
  • quality of life/functioning
  • resilience
  • stress
  • veterans


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