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ERIC Number: ED513233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-7408-0
The Army Family Team Building Program: Facilitating a Transformative Learning Process--An Intrinsic Case Study
Gall, Joseph A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study sought to understand how the Army Family Team Building program influences self-reliance and self-sufficiency in Army spouses as they integrate into the Army community. The purpose of the Army Family Team Building program is to empower Army spouses with knowledge and skills, which foster well-being and improve quality of life. The overall focus of this study was to investigate the ways in which Army spouses participating in the Army Family Team Building program engage in a transformative learning process, thereby revising previously held beliefs, adopting new concepts, and increasing their self-reliance and self-sufficiency. Utilizing an intrinsic case study that consisted of 35 Army spouses, this investigation explored the affective, social, and educational factors that contribute to promoting personal well-being. The findings revealed evidence of transformative learning in family members participating in the Army Family Team Building program. The findings also suggest that a relationship exists between the theory of transformative learning and the role that Army Family Team Building has in developing self-reliance and self-sufficiency. This research also showed that participation in the Army Family Team Building program can influence critical thinking skills, enabling Army spouses to integrate into the Army way of life with a greater sense of self-autonomy. Finally, as a result of the findings, this researcher developed a new model to describe the interwoven relationship between transformative learning, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, critical thinking, and reintegration. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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