Accession Number : AD1022859


Title :   Reintegration Difficulty of Military Couples Following Deployment


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jul 2015,30 Jun 2016


Corporate Author : University of Illinois Urbana United States


Personal Author(s) : Knobloch,Leanne K ; Knobloch-Fedders,Lynne M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1022859.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : The reentry of service members back into family life after deployment can be extremely challenging for military couples. Understanding the factors that contribute to the reintegration difficulty of returning service members and at-home partners is essential for attracting, retaining, and safeguarding the nations best military personnel. The goal of this project is to evaluate how peoples mental health symptoms and romantic relationship characteristics predict their difficulty with reintegration. The research design was an 8-wave longitudinal study in which 555 military couples completed an online survey once per month for eight consecutive months beginning at homecoming. Military couples were eligible to participate if (a) individuals were involved in a romantic relationship, and (b) both partners completed the Wave 1 survey during the first week after reunion following deployment. We will use the data to generate research-based guidelines for reintegration.


Descriptors :   military personnel , military families , human emotions , mental health , anxiety , depressive disorder , surveys , health services , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) , therapeutics


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE