Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Analyzing The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Marital Satisfaction Among The Veteran Latino Population of South Texas
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Edna C. Alfaro
Dr. Frederick Ernst
Dr. Russell Eisenmann
The current study examined the relation between combat exposure and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSD and marital satisfaction and the influence of religion/spirituality as a moderator. Study consisted of 31 participants; male veterans (n=19) and female spouses (n=12), of which 11 were couples (n=22). Participants were recruited from the University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA), local veteran organization and networking. The sample completed self-report measures for combat exposure, PTSD, marital satisfaction, and religiosity/spirituality. When using a correlation analyses to examine the relation between combat exposure and PTSD and PTSD and marital satisfaction, results showed a negative relation for both; thus, supporting the first hypothesis. Moreover, when using a regression analyses to examine religiosity/spirituality as a moderator, results did not support the second hypothesis.
University of Texas-Pan American
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