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The Invisible Side of Military Careers : An Examination of Employment and Well-Being Among Military Spouses

By Beth Allen Easterling

Abstract

The link between employment and well-being is well-documented. However, limited research is available examining how employment affects the well-being of military spouses. Using data from the 2003 Air Force Community Assessment Survey, this study examines the impact of employment characteristics on depression levels, satisfaction with emotional well-being, and life satisfaction for military spouses. Results indicate that being unemployed and looking for employment outside of the home is detrimental to well-being for this group. Other personal, familial, and military factors are also discussed in relationship to employment and well-being of military spouses. Practical implications and suggestions for further research are discussed

Topics: University of North Florida, UNF, Dissertations, Academic – UNF – Master of Applied Sociology, Dissertations, Academic – UNF – Sociology and Anthropology, Social Psychology and Interaction
Publisher: UNF Digital Commons
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.unf.edu:etd-1424
Provided by: UNF Digital Commons

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