The Effect of Traditional Masculine Gender Role Adherence on Community Reintegration Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Veterans

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The Effect of Traditional Masculine Gender Role Adherence on Community Reintegration Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Veterans

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dc.contributor.advisor Weissbrod, Carol en_US
dc.contributor.author Meyers, Noah Matthew en_US
dc.contributor.other Chapman, Julie C en_US
dc.contributor.other Gunthert, Kate en_US
dc.contributor.other Fantie, Bryan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:01:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:01:18Z
dc.date.created 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Meyers_american_0008E_10263 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11079
dc.description Degree awarded: Ph.D. Psychology. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract Although returning from deployment and reintegrating into one's community is a difficult task for any military veteran, these tasks can be especially difficult for veterans sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during deployment. Due to the unique cognitive and social deficits caused by the injury, individuals (predominately male) who sustain a TBI have a more difficult time reintegrating into their communities and report a poorer subjective quality of life than do individuals and veterans with other serious injuries. The present study examined the effect of level of traditional masculine gender role cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors on community reintegration outcomes in a sample of 60 male military veterans who had sustained a TBI during deployment. Data was collected through self-report measures and cognitive tests, and analyses were carried out using correlation, mediation, and moderation models. Results suggested that greater endorsement of traditional masculine gender role beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors was related to: (a) poorer outcomes on certain measures of community reintegration (i.e., livings skills and relationships); and (b) poorer outcomes in living skills and increased psychosocial difficulties only for participants with greater verbal cognitive flexibility. Findings were discussed in relation to previous research and future directions. en_US
dc.format.extent 92 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other community reintegration en_US
dc.subject.other gender role en_US
dc.subject.other masculinity en_US
dc.subject.other military en_US
dc.subject.other TBI en_US
dc.subject.other traumatic brain injury en_US
dc.title The Effect of Traditional Masculine Gender Role Adherence on Community Reintegration Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Veterans en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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