With ongoing operations in the Middle East, military families face a large amount of stress surrounding deployment. While many studies have been conducted on soldier mental health, few have been published on the health of their families and even less on their children. The present case studies examine the mental health of military children, the change in family environment, and the social supports dependent spouses use during deployment. Two families are presented in this study. One family represents an Army Reserve family and the other an Air Force family. By comparing scores to standardized scores, it was shown that mental health and family environment was affected during deployment. However, extraneous variables confounded results, making it difficult to determine the exact cause of the changes.
Sarah K. Sifers
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Brink, J. (2011). Evaluating changes in families with members on military deployment. [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/22
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