Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of post-deployment on family life
by Ceja-Bravo, Maria, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 71; 1522561
Abstract (Summary)

This study used a qualitative approach to explore the impact of post-deployment on family life, from the perspective of the parent, partner or family member. There were 12 participants in this study.

Two-thirds reported the most difficult aspect of adjusting to post-deployment was coping with the veterans' Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related-symptoms (e.g., flashbacks). Just over half of the family members reported difficulties coping with their veterans' behavior problems, such as changes in personality. The veterans difficulties in sleeping was also cited as being difficult to cope with by family members during the post-deployment phase. The most common coping mechanism used was family support.

Longitudinal research is needed on the impact of post-deployment on family life. Additional research is also needed on the services that the veterans and their families needed during and after deployment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Jennings, Lisa, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1522561
ISBN: 978-1-303-01972-2
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