Sunday, October 02, 2011

Impacts of military family life on adult relationships (survey)

The current military engagements bring a focus on military families to the forefront of public and governmental attention. The military family is immersed in the values and traditions of the military. A sense of pride and uniqueness emerges from this culture, but it may also create challenges and stressful experiences. Thousands of families live within these unique communities, and little is known about the role of such family experiences upon the development of children and their transitions into adulthood. Given the ongoing political and military obligations in the Middle East, further study of military family experiences is warranted.

In an effort to both expand and improve supportive services for military families, I am conducting a study that will explore the impacts of military family life on adult relationships. As such, I am looking for participants who are 25 years or older, with parents who have served in the following branches of the military: United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy, or United States Marines Corps. Your participation would be invaluable to my work. Your willingness to share your experiences of growing up in a military family will provide a much-needed perspective for policy and procedure administrators, mental health professionals, support service coordinators and more!

In addition, by agreeing to take part in the study, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 VISA gift cards.

If you are interested in participating please follow the link below. It will take you directly to the survey website, where more information is provided.

Survey Link

With sincere thanks,

Karena H.
Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education
College of William & Mary