Accession Number : AD1042910

Title :   Changing Family Roles - Across the Deployment Cycle

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Aug 2016,14 Aug 2017

Corporate Author : Purdue University West Lafayette United States

Personal Author(s) : Wadsworth,Shelley M ; Topp,David B

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : OVERVIEW: This multi-informant, longitudinal investigation of Army National Guard families experience of deployment project focuses on a) the negotiation and management of family roles during deployment cycles, and b) on the impact of technology-based communication during deployment on later psychological distress and role functioning. PROGRESS TO DATE: Recruited 83 families with federal funding for a total of 132 since proposal submission. Obtained reintegration data from 219 families. Seven conference presentations delivered; four presentations accepted, two manuscripts published, others under review. Findings Regarding Deployment Communication: At-home partners who reported higher levels of support also reported feeling closer to service members. On days when at-home partners reported receiving more support, they also reported feeling closer to service members. Finding Regarding Sibling Relationships: At-home partners reporting higher levels of warmth and lower levels of agonism also reported lower levels of externalizing behavior in their children. When at-home partners reported their childrens relationship changed over the course of the study, so did their reports of externalizing behavior in their children.

Descriptors :   deployment , MILITARY FAMILIES , resilience , national guard , trajectories , Roles (Behavior) , Military personnel , Interviewing , Surveys

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE