Date of Award
University or Center
Atlanta University (AU)
School of Social Work
This study explored the role of social supports as a factor which may be associated with symptomatology of combat related stress problems in Vietnam veterans. It attempted to determine if there is a significant relationship between the dependent variable, stress reactions, and the four independent variables, combat experience, current life stresses/supports, life stresses and supports at time of treatment, and life stresses/supports at time of return from Vietnam. A convenience sampling of 35 male Vietnam veterans was conducted in studying the relationship. The major findings in the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between stress reactions and combat experience, current life stresses/supports, life stresses/supports at time of treatment, and life stresses/supports at time of return from Vietnam.
Smith, John C., "Post-traumatic stress reactions in Vietnam combat veterans: the role of social supports in symptom development" (1990). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1952.