Spin, Unit Climate, and Aggression: Near Term, Long Term, and Reciprocal Predictors of Violence Among Workers in Military Settings
Annual rept. 1 Aug 2014-31 Jul 2015
TEXAS UNIV AT SAN ANTONIO
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The primary goal of the proposed effort is to conduct a prospective study evaluating potential near term and longer term predictors of various forms of aggression and closely related constructs e.g., physical assault, verbal aggression, anger rage, bullying, harassment, intimate partner violence as well as physical health and mental health outcomes often associated with exposure to aggression e.g., drug alcohol use, burnout, suicidal ideation. The proposed effort includes both individual level variables e.g., differences in within-person variability in emotional state, known as spin and group level variables e.g., unit climate hypothesized to impact aggression, health, and mental health. Because we anticipate many of the relations may be bi-directional e.g., aggression influences health, which also influences aggression, the study will consist of several waves spanning roughly 14 months. During this project year PY1, our team focused on searching the scholarly literature and incident reports to refine the potential predictors to be studied and measures thereof, compiling and refining our measures, obtaining regulatory approvals to conduct the multi-wave study slated for PY2 and PY3, and formalizing the results of our literature search as a scholarly review document.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology
- Military Forces and Organizations