Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Psychology (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Amy Hackney


As American soldiers are coming home from fighting the War on Terror, we are seeing an increase in soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Recently, there has been a shift from medical interventions to help those affected cope with the disorder, to prevention. The military has begun implementing resilience training programs for officers and leaders. These programs are designed to shed light on resilience and attempt to increase resilience. For instance, the Army’s Master Resilience Training program is designed to teach officers about resilience and leadership in a way that they can teach this information to their unit. Cadets in the ROTC program at a college or university complete specific courses and training to prepare for their position as officers upon graduation. Many of these courses focus on leadership and military knowledge. The purpose of this study was to explore resilience and self-control among ROTC cadets and nonROTC students at Georgia Southern University.