The Relationship between PTSD Symptoms and College Life Adjustment in Student Veterans
Track: Research Track
The purpose of this study was to examine whether well-being mediates the relationship between PTSD symptoms and college adjustment in Student Veterans. We recruited two-hundred and five Student Veterans ranging in age from 18 to 64. Multiple mediation analysis using Baron and Kenny's (1986) procedure was conducted. Results indicated that PTSD symptoms is negatively associated with college adjustment, positive emotion engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. Our findings indicated that some pillars of PERMA mediate the relationship between PTSD symptoms and college adjustment. In our presentation, we will discuss clinical and research implications that will help clinicians and researchers help Student Veterans improve well-being and college adjustment.