Document Detail

Dissociation, hardiness, and performance in military cadets participating in survival training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16761896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examined the relationship between peritraumatic dissociation, hardiness, and military performance in Norwegian Navy officer cadets (N = 80) after a simulated prisoner of war (POW) exercise. The cadets reported symptoms of peritraumatic amnesia, depersonalization, and derealization in response to a mild stress experience (time point 1) and exhibited a significant increase in such symptoms when subsequently exposed to a highly stressful experience of being placed in a mock POW camp (time point 2). Symptoms of peritraumatic dissociation were significantly and negatively related to performance, and predicted between 16 and 26% of the variance between subjects. A subscale of the personality hardiness measure (i.e., the subdimension of challenge) was negatively associated with peritraumatic dissociation in response to both the mild stress situation and the more stressful POW exercise in study subjects. Hardiness was not significantly associated with military performance scores. The present data indicate that individual differences in attribution style and in a propensity to dissociate significantly affect military performance during exposure to high stress situations.
Jarle Eid; Charles A Morgan
Related Documents :
6737326 - Extracranial vascular changes during headache, exercise and stress.
24282206 - The individual response to training and competition at altitude.
24674976 - Hypoxic training: effect on mitochondrial function and aerobic performance in hypoxia.
8082666 - Parameters influencing spet regional brain uptake of technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene...
15903366 - Activation of vastus medialis obliquus among individuals with patellofemoral pain syndr...
17405806 - Effect of aerobic training on walking capacity and maximal exercise tolerance in patien...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  171     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-09     Completed Date:  2006-07-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Military Personnel / psychology*
Task Performance and Analysis*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Determinants of prostate cancer screening in a sample of African American military servicemen.
Next Document:  Safety profile of amateur kickboxing among military and civilian competitors.