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ERIC Number: EJ934603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Children of National Guard Troops Deployed in the Global War on Terrorism
Pfefferbaum, Betty; Houston, J. Brian; Sherman, Michelle D.; Melson, Ashley G.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v16 n4 p291-305 2011
This study examined deployment effects in children and spouses of National Guard troops using a longitudinal design to assess 18 children (ages 6 to 17 years) and 13 nondeployed spouses before, during, and after deployment. Both self- and parent reports revealed that children of deployed service personnel experienced emotional and behavioral symptoms during the deployment of their fathers relative to pre- and post-deployment. The children's worry and uncertainty, along with aspects of family interactions, may give rise to ambiguous loss associated with deployment in military families. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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