Accession Number : ADA624211


Title :   Military Family Coping Project - Phase II


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Aug 2011-7 Feb 2015


Corporate Author : BAYLOR UNIV WACO TX


Personal Author(s) : Ellor, James W ; Morissette, Sandra ; Whitacre, Janice ; Dolan, Sara ; Myers, Dennis ; Crow, Janet


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624211.pdf


Report Date : May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Studies have demonstrated that Soldier and spouse functioning during times of deployment are bidirectional, each influencing the other. This study aimed to examine the relationships among Soldiers, Intimate Significant Others (ISOs), and their parents during a critical time period: deployment preparation. Preliminary analyses investigating family functioning indicated that, among both previously-deployed and first-time deployers, Soldiers were generally functioning well. However, emphasizing the importance of family support, Soldiers' perceptions of family function was a significant factor in predicting depressed mood prior to deployment. Further, among both Soldiers deploying for the first time as well as those who have previously deployed, family functioning and combat trauma significantly predicted stress symptoms. Combat exposure was the most important predictor of pre-deployment anxiety.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *MENTAL HEALTH , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , ANXIETY , DEMOGRAPHY , DEPLOYMENT , DEPRESSION , DRUG ADDICTION , POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE