How Long Is Too Long: Does The Length Of Military Deployments Lead To Domestic Abuse?

Rebecca Lohr, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

Research has indicated a relationship between the length of deployments and the occurrence of domestic abuse in military families. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether or not active duty military men who were deployed for thirteen or more months were more likely to abuse their spouses. Data were collected at Fort Bragg Army Post in North Carolina. Seventy-five military wives participated in this study. Fourteen respondents reported abuse with an increase in emotional and physical abuse following their spouses' most recent deployment. Due to the small sample size of 75 participants, multivariate analyses could not be completed. However, the descriptive analysis did indicate an increase in abuse after deployments. Future research is recommended to determine the impact of military deployments. ^

Subject Area

Sociology, Individual and Family Studies|Military Studies

Recommended Citation

Lohr, Rebecca, "How Long Is Too Long: Does The Length Of Military Deployments Lead To Domestic Abuse?" (2011). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1521452.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1521452

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