Accession Number:

ADA585207

Title:

Resilience and Hardiness in Repatriated Vietnam-Era Prisoners of War

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROBERT E MITCHELL CENTER FOR PRISONER OF WAR STUDIES (NAVY) PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

2013-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

To date there has been no direct measurement of the resilience of Vietnam era repatriated Prisoners of War RPWs. Previous research conducted by the RE Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies REMC used presence or absence of post-repatriation psychiatric illness as a proxy measure of resilience, but did not administer any specific scales to directly measure this construct. The purpose of this brief study was to directly measure psychological resilience in a group of Vietnam era RPWs and identify those RPWs who self-identify as resilient.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE