Impact of vietnam veterans' arousal and avoidance on spouses' perceptions of family life

Charles C. Hendrix, Marjorie A. Erdmann, Kathleen Briggs

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This study examined the associations between Vietnam veterans' levels of war-related symptoms of arousal and avoidance and their spouses' perceptions of their current family cohesion, adaptability, communication, and parental and marital satisfaction, using veterans' and their spouses’ self-reports. The results indicate significant associations between the psychological impact of war service and spouses' perceptions of their family functioning and satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


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