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The impact of active service on the intimate relationships of ex-servicemen: an existential-phenomenological study

Iacovou, Susan Louise;
Open Access English
  • Country: Mauritius
Abstract
This research investigates the impact of active service on the intimate relationships of ex-servicemen. The participants are all ex Royal Navy personnel who saw active service during the Falklands War in 1982. There are no other studies looking at this topic from the point of view of Falklands War veterans. Nine men aged 51 to 73 took part in the study, which was conducted and analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Three meta-themes and ten themes emerged from the analysis, and illustrate the psychological journey undertaken by the participants, and the relationship issues they faced, following active service. The findings show that active serv...
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