Post-Deployment Reintegration Measure: Psychometric Replication and Preliminary Validation Results

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Authors
  1. Blais, A.-R.
  2. Thompson, M.M.
  3. McCreary. D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An abrupt return home from a six-month overseas deployment to “normal” roles and activities can be a significant stressor for military personnel. Our initial scale development study revealed that the post-deployment reintegration experiences of Canadian Forces personnel were best characterized as distinct positive and negative aspects of four theoretical dimensions: personal, family, occupational, and cultural reintegration. In the present study, 474 Canadian Forces personnel coming back from an established peace support operation completed a revised version of our reintegration measure. We present further support for its multidimensionality, and psychometric quality. Moreover, the current research also provides preliminary evidence of validity as the measure is correlated in predicted ways with organizational commitment, coping strategies, symptomatology, and military-related stressors.

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Keywords
post-deployment;reintegration;Canadian Forces;measure;validation
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2005-277 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2006
Number of Pages
51
DSTKIM No
CA027064
CANDIS No
525084
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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