The protective role of resilience in attenuating emotional distress and aggression associated with early-life stress in young enlisted military service candidates

Joohan Kim, Jeong Ho Seok, Kang Choi, Duk In Jon, Hyun Ju Hong, Narei Hong, Eunjeong Lee

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Abstract

Early life stress (ELS) may induce long-lasting psychological complications in adulthood. The protective role of resilience against the development of psychopathology is also important. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among ELS, resilience, depression, anxiety, and aggression in young adults. Four hundred sixty-one army inductees gave written informed consent and participated in this study. We assessed psychopathology using the Korea Military Personality Test, ELS using the Childhood Abuse Experience Scale, and resilience with the resilience scale. Analyses of variance, correlation analyses, and hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses were conducted for statistical analyses. The regression model explained 35.8%, 41.0%, and 23.3% of the total variance in the depression, anxiety, and aggression indices, respectively. We can find that even though ELS experience is positively associated with depression, anxiety, and aggression, resilience may have significant attenuating effect against the ELS effect on severity of these psychopathologies. Emotion regulation showed the most beneficial effect among resilience factors on reducing severity of psychopathologies. To improve mental health for young adults, ELS assessment and resilience enhancement program should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1674
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Aggression
Psychological Stress
Psychopathology
Anxiety
Depression
Young Adult
Analysis of Variance
Personality Tests
Life Change Events
Korea
Informed Consent
Linear Models
Mental Health
Emotions
Regression Analysis
Psychology

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Kim, Joohan ; Seok, Jeong Ho ; Choi, Kang ; Jon, Duk In ; Hong, Hyun Ju ; Hong, Narei ; Lee, Eunjeong. / The protective role of resilience in attenuating emotional distress and aggression associated with early-life stress in young enlisted military service candidates. In: Journal of Korean medical science. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 11. pp. 1667-1674.
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