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| Published: December 08, 2021

Stress Contributing to Illness and Its Relationship with Resilience among Veterans of Indian Armed Forces

Jaidev Janardhan Natesh

2nd Semester, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.106


This is a pilot study to examine the common conception that veterans of the Indian Armed forces have higher than average exposure to events that contribute to stress or in other words may be categorised as Stressful Life Events. This study also aims to understand the factor of Psychological Resilience and its relationship with Stress. 89 participants answered the Brief Resilience Scale and the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. The participants are retired veteran officers of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Airforce with an age range of 50-87 years. Results: Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale reported an average score of 433.4205(High Risk of Illness due to stressful life events). For the Brief Resilience Scale, the interpretation indicate that the level of Resilience is within the Normal range in with an average score of 3.148 (3.00-4.30 Normal resilience).

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021