A Research Study On Relational Health

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Section 1 Every family faces stressors in normal everyday life. In addition to regular family stress, military families also face stress attributed to military life. Military families experience things like deployments, relocations, PTSD, depression, other mental health issues and constant shifting of family responsibilities due to parental absences. Due to the transitional nature of military family life, it is crucial that relationships within the family stay strong to generate good collective familial stress management. Relationships and interactions within the family are thought to shape the way an individual experiences stress, in that families can worsen stress or promote resilience. Poor family relational health is suggested to…show more content…
Cultural factors I would say is the ‘culture’ of military life, things like deployments, relocations, parental absences because of things like training and much more. “Beyond modeling the influence of a family, this study applied an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, as clinical, research-oriented interventions can benefit from increased knowledge about the ways that marital partners influence each other’s health behaviors. The APIM perspective posits that the data provided by spouses or romantic partners are linked because of the “shared environment” of the couple including husbands and wives exerting an influence on one another. This type of dyadic modeling allows researchers to account for the linked nature of the data and to understand how partners influence one another by examining cross-partner effects.” (O’Neal, C. W., Lucier-Greer, M., Mancini, J. A., Ferraro, A. J., & Ross, D. B. 2016). Data was collected from 263 military families on an AD Army installation in the United States. Participation was voluntary, and consent was obtained from each family member. Most couples were married; relationship length ranged from less than a year to 26 years. The majority of couples had between 1 and 3 children living with them, 9 out of 10 families had experienced a
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