First Advisor

Leslie B. Hammer

Term of Graduation

Fall 2021

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology






Soldiers -- Mental health, Health promotion, Anger in the workplace, Resilience (Personality trait), Organizational behavior



Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 127 pages)


The vast majority of workplace intervention research on employee anger and resilience primarily focuses on individual-level strategies for mitigating employee anger and resilience outcomes in the workplace, with no studies having examined these outcomes with tangible occupational health interventions utilizing organizational-level techniques. Thus, the current study extends the literature on how to provide improvements in employee anger and resilience using higher system and organizational change mechanisms by providing evidence-based support for the effectiveness of a Total Worker Health® intervention, referred to as the Family and Sleep Supportive Intervention Training (FaSST). This approach employs both health protection and health promotion strategies in improving military service member employee anger and resilience drawing on a sample of 704 full-time service members of the Army and Air National Guard. Using a subset of the data from a clustered randomized controlled trial, results demonstrate the longitudinal effects of a theoretically-driven supportive resource-based intervention method which revealed main effects on decreases in employee anger at 9-months. In addition, results also demonstrated main effects of the TWH® intervention on increasing employee resilience at 9-months, with marginally significant main effects of the intervention on increasing employee resilience at 4-months. These results demonstrate effective methods for organizations in supporting employee's psychological health and well-being. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed in the process of examining employee anger and resilience utilizing a TWH® integrative approach.


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