Accession Number : ADA303317

Title :   Family Stress During a Peacekeeping Deployment.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Adler, Amy B. ; Peace, Deanna M.

PDF Url : ADA303317

Report Date : 26 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This brief research report summarizes a study of family stress during a 6-month peacekeeping deployment. Study participants were spouses of soldiers deployed as part of a US Army peacekeeping task force in support of United Nations Protection Forces (UNPROFOR) in the former Yugoslavia. The results are based on interviews and surveys conducted by the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe with US Army spouses living in 3 types of military communities in Germany. The study examines individual adjustment to the deployment separation and makes a comparison of how each community responded to the needs of the families. Specific recommendations on ways to increase community organization, community responsiveness and family support group effectiveness are included.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *FAMILY MEMBERS, *PEACEKEEPING, STRESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, GERMANY, SEPARATION, YUGOSLAVIA, FAMILIES(HUMAN), COMMUNITY RELATIONS, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE