Veterans of Combat
Their description: This study seeks to empirically investigate and assess the religious coping of military personnel in relation to their personal God image following their various exposures to combat. Military combat exposure has traditionally been studied considering the pervasive psychological repercussions, emphasizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, while little research has considered the spiritual changes various levels of combat exposure may influence. Till now, none of these studies have specifically investigated the interplay between degree of combat exposure and religious coping on one’s emotional experience of God. You are invited to complete an online survey asking about your military and combat experience, religious affiliation and personal experience of God, as well as utilization of religious coping. Participants will be prompted to answer several survey and open-ended questions about these topics. We anticipate that the survey will take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Participants name in conjunction with affiliation of a particular military division will never be connected to the study results in a public manner.