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LIFE ON THE HOMEFRONT: ADAPTING THE FAMILY BELONGING SCALE-REVISED FOR USE WITH MILITARY FAMILIES

Whiting, Erica L. and Leake, Valerie and Riding-Malon, Ruth and Pierce, Thomas W. LIFE ON THE HOMEFRONT: ADAPTING THE FAMILY BELONGING SCALE-REVISED FOR USE WITH MILITARY FAMILIES. [Dissertation]

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Abstract

When a caregiver is deployed, the strain of this separation and subsequent reintegration can take an emotional toll on the caregiver left behind, the deployed parent, and the family unit. Although recent research illustrates the unique and complex experiences of family members on the homefront, less is known about how family and service members view their fit or sense of belonging within the family and how their sense of belonging is affected by stressors associated with deployment. Despite a growing body of literature about military families, and increasing evidence for the importance of familial support, few assessment measures specific to family dynamics have been validated for use with military populations. In order to gain a better understanding of family members’ sense of belonging and factors related to higher and lower levels of belonging, this research attempted to provide validity evidence for the Family Belonging Scale-Revised for use with individuals in military families.

Item Type: Dissertation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Erica L. Whiting
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 16:16
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/174

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