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Military life: The psychology of serving in peace and combat: The military family, Vol. 3

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This book examines the psychological issues confronting military personnel and provides a comprehensive assessment of the factors that affect the performance, health, and well-being of military personnel and their families.

Abstract

The psychological health and well-being of military personnel is important to the effectiveness of a nation's military, the adjustment of military families, and the integration of military personnel into the larger civilian community. A careful examination of the psychological issues confronting military personnel must necessarily be broad in scope and include a range of disciplines within psychology and the social sciences to provide a comprehensive assessment of the factors that affect the performance, health, and well-being of military personnel and their families. Such a multidisciplinary approach ensures researchers, military leaders, policy makers, and health care providers with a framework for understanding key factors relevant to modern military operations. This third volume in the set takes an in-depth look at The Military Family. This comprehensive volume tackles the major stressors facing military families head on: family separation, family relocation, and dealing with the death of a service member. The particular issues confronting single parents, military children, and dual-military couples are also addressed. Another chapter addresses the balance between military work and family life. The problem of military family violence is the topic of the next chapter. A final chapter focuses on strategies for reducing military family conflict.

Full Reference

Castro, C. A., Adler, A. B., & Britt, T. W. (Eds.). (2006). The Military Life.Military life: The psychology of serving in peace and combat: The military family. Praeger Security International.