Development and Validation of a Veteran-Supportive Supervisor Behavior Measure

Mackenna L. Perry, Leslie B. Hammer, Todd E. Bodner, W. Kent Anger, Krista J. Brockwood

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Despite efforts of thousands of post-9/11 veterans to reintegrate into the civilian workforce, little research attention has focused on organizational support for their needs. Using data from a sample of nearly 500 post-9/11 veterans and service members employed in a variety of organizations, the authors developed and validated a measure of veteran-supportive supervisor behaviors (VSSB), defined as behaviors exhibited by supervisors that are supportive of veterans and service members. Results provide evidence of construct, criterion-related, and incremental validity of the measure, and show that VSSB is significantly related to work-family and well-being outcomes, over and above other measures of supervisor support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2018


  • Military
  • reintegration
  • service member
  • supervisor support
  • support behavior
  • veteran
  • work-family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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