• Journal Article

Number of Deployments, Relationship Satisfaction and Perpetration of Partner Violence Among U.S. Navy Members

Citation

Kelley, M. L., Stambaugh, L., Milletich, R. J., Veprinsky, A., & Snell, A. K. (2015). Number of Deployments, Relationship Satisfaction and Perpetration of Partner Violence Among U.S. Navy Members. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(4), 635-641. DOI: 10.1037/fam0000101

Abstract

The present brief report examined whether number of deployments, relationship satisfaction, and the interaction between number of deployments and relationship satisfaction predicted Navy members' reports of perpetrating physical partner violence. Participants were 80 U.S. Navy members assigned to an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer anticipating an 8-month deployment after Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. The effect that the number of deployments had on perpetrating physical partner violence diminished as relationship satisfaction increased. Results suggest the importance of designing domestic violence intervention and treatment efforts toward those who report high levels of deployment and low relationship satisfaction