The military family in review: Context, risk, and prevention

P. S. Jensen, R. L. Lewis, S. N. Xenakis

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The authors review the research literature concerning the prevalence of psychosocial dysfunction in military families and describe background factors affecting the incidence of dysfunction in military settings. They review available research concerning specific risk factors, including father absence, war and combat stress, geographic mobility, retirement, cross-cultural family constellations, and authoritarian military structure. They discuss variables that may mediate the effects of these risk factors, describe preventive principles and approaches, and clarify issues requiring further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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