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The Impact of Deployment on Navy Women and Their Families
Annual rept. 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97
OLD DOMINION UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION NORFOLK VA
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The objective of this research was to investigate the effects of intermittent, military-induced separation on women and their children and to identify factors that may mediate the effects of separation. Sixty single and married mothers of 1 to 6 year old children were interviewed, completed questionnaires, a home-based modification of the Strange Situation before and after a scheduled six month military induced separation 60 military mothers assigned to shore duty served as a control group. At midpoint, the childs primary care giver was interviewed and completed the measures of child behavior and child temperament. Before, during, and after separation, the childs child care provider completed measures child behavior and temperament. This research has the following aims 1 Develop knowledge of the effects of deployment on women and their children 2 Identify areas in which the effects of separation on women differ from findings on military men 3 Identify areas in which the effects of deployment are similar to men 4 Identify factors that may mediate the effects of separation 5 Examine relations between the effects of deployment and intentions to reenlist and 6 Make recommendations that may improve the quality of deployment programs and other services for women and their families.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE