The experience of deployment for partners of military personnel:a qualitative meta-synthesis

Wilson, Hannah M. N. and Murray, Craig David (2016) The experience of deployment for partners of military personnel:a qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 15 (2). pp. 102-120. ISSN 1533-2683

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Abstract

It is well acknowledged that deployment can have a significant impact on military personnel; however, the effect on their partners who remain on the homefront is less researched. This meta-synthesis aimed to explore the experience of deployment for partners of military personnel to provide a greater understanding of the challenges and responses involved for them. Noblit and Hare's (1988) meta-ethnographic approach was adopted to synthesize 11 qualitative studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The five core concepts to emerge from the meta-synthesis were the multitude of emotions; methods of coping; communication with their partner; relentless responsibilities; and positive outcomes. These findings provide a developed understanding of how challenges of deployment are managed, including negative outcomes and protective psychological responses and behaviors. The limitations of these findings are discussed, as are clinical implications and recommendations for future research.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy
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80570
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Deposited On:
28 Jul 2016 10:44
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Yes
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Published
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