Hardiness pp 71-78 | Cite as

How Hardiness Facilitates Functioning in Military and Safety Roles

  • Salvatore MaddiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


This chapter concerns how military and safety work roles impose especially stressful circumstances on personnel. These stresses include threats to life, violence requirements, and excessive separation from family life. In these stressful circumstances, hardiness attitudes and strategies have an especially important role in maintaining effective and fulfilling living. Specifically, hardiness helps in finding and fulfilling a bigger picture of life. Also considered is terrorism, which is a new and especially undermining set of stresses that need to be put in perspective and learned from.


Military personnel Firefighters Police Life-threatening stresses Violence requirements Family separation Terrorism Hardiness attitudes Hardiness strategies Hardiness assessment Hardiness training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology and Social BehaviorUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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