Mentor: Dr. Kimberly O'Brien
Research: Strains, Stressors, and Training
The military uses training for a variety of purposes, including onboarding and socialization, physical fitness, culture/wellness, and technical skills. However, little research has investigated how training affects occupational stressors. The current study looks at the relationship between training and associated occupational stressors. An anonymous voluntary survey was sent to current and former servicemembers, Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets and members of the Military Science Department at Central Michigan University. The results indicated that the more specialized schools a servicemember attended, that they experienced lesser physical symptoms as well as burnout.