Accession Number:

ADA539366

Title:

Perceived Need for Help Seeking in Deployed U.S. Navy Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF MEDICAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

There is little research on help seeking in U.S. military. We analyzed data from 2,616 Navy personnel who deployed between June 2006 and March 2007. Outcome variables were perceived need for help with health, stressemotional, and familyrelationship concerns. Personnel with traumatic stress were 3.5 times more likely to perceive a need for help for health concerns, 8 times more likely to report stressemotional concerns, and 5.5 times more likely to report familyrelationship concerns than those without. Personnel with depressive symptoms were 2 times more likely to perceive a need to seek help for health concerns, 4 times more likely to report stressemotional concerns, and 2.5 times more likely to report familyrelationship concerns than those without. Married Navy personnel perceived a need to seek help 1.5 times more than non-married personnel. Current findings show differences between predisposing factors e.g., marital status in help seeking in military and civilian samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE