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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"


Measures 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 Item

  • Item: My fellow unit members appreciated my efforts.
  • Response: 5-point Likert (1 = "Strongly disagree" to 5 = "Strongly agree")

To Obtain Scale

This measure was created by staff at VA's National Center for PTSD.

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Our PTSD Consultation Program can answer administration or scoring questions: or 866-948-7880.

Measure availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.

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