Posttraumatic Growth and Transformation in Military-Connected Populations

We are a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) School of Social Work asking for your participation in a research project titled “Posttraumatic Growth and Transformation in Military-Connected Populations”.  The project will take place in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2022.

The anonymous survey/questionnaire is open to participants who:  1) are over 18 years old; 2) are a member of a military-connected population (i.e., Service Member, Reservist, National Guard, Veteran, family member, or friend); 3) have directly or indirectly experienced a loss or trauma that is military related; 4) have transformed their trauma into a personal growth experience contributing to the growth and/or transformation of others; and 5) have at least 2 years from last traumatic experience.  It will take about 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Participants who provide their contact information will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Amazon gift cards.

The purpose of this research study is to better understand the factors, elements and turning points that contribute to a military loss or trauma becoming a personal posttraumatic growth experience that results in a transformation outcome of helping others.  An additional purpose of the study is to educate others to the power of posttraumatic growth and transformation through identifying factors that foster hope, growth, resilience, and purpose.   

If you have questions about the study, please feel free to ask; our contact information is provided below. Interested participants can learn more about the study through visiting our Facebook page by clicking here or our website by clicking here.  If you would like to complete the survey, you can access it here.