Accession Number : ADA107348


Title :   Family Roles in Transition. In a Changing Military.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIV SAN DIEGO CA FAMILY RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Hunter,Edna J ; Pope,Melissa A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a107348.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The military is no longer a single man's occupation; today there are increasing numbers of married service personnel and active duty women. A review of the literature on changing roles and structures within the military family indicates that although only one member of the marital dyad may actually be employed by the military, this organization places heavy demands upon both marital partners. Although much of the earlier research on this topic outlined proper roles for the traditional military family members, more recent articles focus on changing roles for both men and women in society which are belatedly being reflected within the military, and thus creating new problems for mission accomplishment. Ironically, as the research points out, the military requires independent dependents if the family is to cope successfully with frequent family separations. The major focus of existing research has been problem-oriented and has dealt with the unique stresses placed upon military family members, which require flexibility of family roles. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *MARRIAGE , MOBILITY , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , FAMILY MEMBERS , CAREERS , ACTIVE DUTY , SEPARATION , MALES , RELOCATION , FEMALES , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , ROLES(BEHAVIOR)


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE