Features of military personnel prone to autodestructive behavior


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auto-destructive behavior, psychological stress, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, self-esteem, psychological support

Abstract

This study examines the most important problem of autodestructive behavior among military personnel. The main focus is on the psychological factors that contribute to this behavior. Despite extensive research in the field of military psychology, there is no comprehensive understanding of the specific psychological traits associated with autodestructive tendencies. This study aims to bridge this gap by examining individual psychological characteristics. The study was conducted with the participation of 10 selected active military personnel from various units. Questionnaires, standardized psychological tests and semi-structured interviews were used. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data revealed high levels of stress, depression and anxiety among the participants, correlating with impulsivity and autodestructive behavior.

Key findings include the significant role of stress, depressive symptoms, anxiety and impulsivity in the development of autodestructive behavior. Military personnel with traumatic experience, especially in combat, have demonstrated a higher propensity for such behavior. The interview highlighted the impact of direct combat and traumatic experiences on psychological well-being.

This study contributes to a deeper understanding of the self-destructive behavior of military personnel and provides a basis for the development of effective prevention and support strategies, emphasizing the importance of a multi-level approach that takes into account psychological, social and biological factors.

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Published

29.03.2024

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Tilmagambetova, R., Utaliуeva Z., & Mambetalina, A. (2024). Features of military personnel prone to autodestructive behavior. Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociology Series., 146(1), 315–325. Retrieved from https://bulpedps.enu.kz/index.php/main/article/view/528

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Psychology