2011 Military Family Life Project (MFLP): Tabulations of Responses
Final rept. May-Aug 2011
DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
Pagination or Media Count:
The 2010 MFLP was DMDCs first survey designed for longitudinal study. Traditionally, DMDC has conducted cross-sectional data collections whereby participants respond to questions at one point in time and are not followed past this time point. While cross-sectional surveys are able to provide a snap shot of how military families are managing the military lifestyle, they do not provide any causal links between specific military-related life events, such as deployments, and resulting changes in well-being. Longitudinal analysis follows spouses over time to determine how events impact long-term functioning. This effort addresses the continuing need for information from spouses on these issues, in respect to changes incurred during the military members deployment, to monitor changes in attitudesopinions, establish baselines prior to policy changes, and evaluate effectiveness of recent initiatives. A longitudinal analysis of the 2011 MFLP and its 2010 predecessor 2010 MFLP will enhance our understanding of how military-related life changes may specifically affect spouse well-being and family readiness.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations