ERIC Number: ED153168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Changing Families in a Changing Military System.
Hunter, Edna J., Ed.
Recently, the military system has begun to feel the impact of the military family. Whenever sudden dramatic changes or transitions occur, crises may result either for the individual or for the institution. At present both the military system and the military family are in a period of rapid transition. Perhaps one of the most important changes that has occurred within the military since World War II has been the change from a single-man's Army to a married-man's Army, Navy, or Air Force. A more recent change is the growing acceptance of women service personnel as an integral part of the military structure. With the increasing numbers of women affiliated with the military, including servicewomen and wives of servicemen, their importance to the military and their impact upon the military organization increases. Perhaps this change may be even more than proportional, when the ingredient of the changing role of women in society in general is added to the equation for change. The papers included as part of this symposium focus on: (1) the various pressures and transitions which have been occurring from within and without the military system; (2) the impact of these transitions on individuals, institutions, and policies; and (3) the changing relationships between individuals, families, and the military system. Effects of the transitions now in process are discussed, and an attempt is made to show how events outside the system (wars, depression, legislation, and court decisions) often adumbrate these effects. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Washington, D.C., September 4, 1976)