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Unit Social Support Scale



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Unit Social Support Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: J
Survey Label: "Unit Support"


Extent to which an individual perceived assistance and encouragement in the war zone from fellow unit members (i.e., felt a sense of closeness and camaraderie with peers in the unit) and unit leaders (i.e., felt appreciated by superiors and believed that they were interested in one's personal welfare).

Sample Items

  • My fellow unit members appreciated my efforts.
  • Members of my unit were interested in my well-being.
  • I could go to unit leaders for help if I had a problem or concern.

Response Format

5-point Likert (1 = Strongly disagree; 5 = Strongly agree)

To Obtain Scale

See Assessment Measures Specifically for VA Providers and Staff to download the DRRI scales and manual.

For Non-VA Providers: please complete the online request form to obtain the DRRI-2.

Measure availability: We provide information on a variety of measures assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers. Measures authored by National Center staff are available as direct downloads or by request. Measures developed outside of the National Center can be requested via contact information available on the information page for the specific measure.

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