Accession Number : ADA189088


Title :   Typology of Army Families. Coping Styles of Successful, Career Army Families


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Russell C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a189088.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 304


Abstract : This is a qualitative study of the coping styles of 18 healthy families. Healthy army families are defined as those who are without overt clinical sypmtoms of pathology, who enjoy military life, and who have chosen the military as a career. Data were gathered by means of intensive, unstructured interviews, and by administration of Moo's Family Environment Scale. Five distinctive healthy coping styles were identified and are perceived to be consonant with the lifestyle of military families. Keywords: Military families; Coping; Wellness; Stress; Psychology; Environment.


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *FAMILY MEMBERS , *CAREERS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PATHOLOGY , PSYCHOLOGY , FAMILIES(HUMAN) , INTERVIEWING


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE