The Effectiveness of Resilience Training on Reducing Occupational Stress of Military Personnel

Batool Haghshenas, Ameneh Salimian, Neda ArdestaniSamani


Military personnel, as the largest group of service providers, experience high level of occupational stress. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of resilience training on military personnel occupational stress in Iran. This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 40 military personnel who were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups (20 subjects in experimental group and 20 subjects in control group). The participants of experimental group received 9 sessions of resilience-enhancing skills over a period of 1 hour per week. Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale and Mosadeghrad Occupational Stress Questionnaire were used to collect the data. The results were analyzed through SPSS17 software. The mean occupational stress in the experimental group decreased from 3.1 to 2.3. Hence, it can be stated that by training resilience skills, the level of military occupational stress decreased significantly. However, the mean occupational stress in the control group remained unchanged.

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