Military Family Coping Project - Phase II
Final rept. 8 Aug 2011-7 Feb 2015
BAYLOR UNIV WACO TX
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations