Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Last held Military Rank and Wellbeing (Psychological Distress) of Army Ex-Servicemen (Non-Commissioned Officers)

Rajesh Verma

Ph.D, Research Scholar, MD University, Rohtak, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Prof Rajbir Singh

Professor, Department of Psychology, MD, University, Rohtak, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.135/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.135


The soldiers in civil life after separation from military service are more or less designated as Ex-servicemen. The uniqueness of their service requirements and job profile they regularly faces life altering events in their daily life. Their behavior is likely to have significant footprints of these events for longer time. To assess the remains of impact of military service on the behavioural platform of these semi soldiers a sample of 70 Ex-servicemen (non-commissioned ranks) were purposely selected and assigned into two groups as per their rank. GHQ 12 was used to assess the wellbeing (psychological distress). The findings suggested that there is significant effect of rank on the measured variable which might be attributed to several factors couple of them are demands of unyielding orders & commands and regular exposure to intense violence. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the result of the study is required to be tested across the country with larger samples drawn from the population of interest prior to generalization and ascertaining its’ validity and reliability. Constructive suggestions and criticism will be highly appreciated and in fact solicited.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016