Family relationships, leaving home, and adjustment to military service

Shmuel Shulman, Rachel Levy-Shiff, Miri Scharf

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Associations between family relationships and individual adjustment were studied within a sample of 19-year-old soldiers during their first weeks of basic training. Results showed that family relationships partly explained soldiers' closeness to best friends, number of social nominations, and commanders' ratings of soldiers' military and social competence. In addition, family relations explained soldiers' perceived social competence as assessed via closeness to best friends and number of sociometric nominations. Together, the results reiterate the role played by the family and attitudes toward offspring leaving home and toward their adjustment to military service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-400
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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