The effect of mental war power on adjustment to military life

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Il Park
Younggun Ko


The present study was conducted to examine the effect of mental war power on adjusting to military life. The participants were 1327 soldiers from Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Gyeongsang-do, and Chungchong-do. The present study utilized mental war power, subjective well-being, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, and social desirability scales. The results showed that the level of mental war power had a significant effect on psychological adjustment to military life even after social desirability level was statistically controlled. Based on these findings, implications of the present study and directions for future research were discussed.


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ParkI., & KoY. (2012). The effect of mental war power on adjustment to military life. Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 25(1), 105-124. Retrieved from
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