The aim of this study was to examine the personality traits and mental health among Taiwanese military students with adjustment disorder. Among 641 students (M age = 17 years) from two military high schools, 43 had a diagnosis of adjustment disorder. Differences between students with adjustment disorder and those without adjustment disorder were statistically significant in terms of their premorbid personality and mental health. Based on structural equation modeling, different kinds of school discipline appear to be a precipitating factor for adjustment disorder; however, neurotic, introvert, and psychotic traits appear to be predisposing factors for adjustment disorder. This study provides evidence that the Chinese Health Questionnaire will help to screen for mental illness among military school students.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)