Stress and Emotional Well-being in Military Organizations

The Role of Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Job Stress and Well Being

ISBN: 978-1-78190-585-2, eISBN: 978-1-78190-586-9

ISSN: 1479-3555

Publication date: 23 September 2013


This chapter examines the role of stress and emotional well-being as critical antecedents of important outcomes in the military context. In it, we provide a framework for understanding the sources of stress among military personnel. Using this model, we review the risk factors associated with combat and deployment cycles in addition to protective factors, such as personality characteristics and social support, which mitigate the effects of stress on emotional well-being and performance. Finally, we evaluate efforts by military organizations to enhance the emotional well-being of service members through training programs designed to build resiliency.



Harms, P.D., Krasikova, D.V., Vanhove, A.J., Herian, M.N. and Lester, P.B. (2013), "Stress and Emotional Well-being in Military Organizations", The Role of Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Job Stress and Well Being (Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 103-132.

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