• The Significance of Recreation and Leisure in the lives of Marine Wives during Deployment

      Karim, Rehnuma; Bloom, Rebecca; The College at Brockport (2012-05-08)
      This study examined the significance of recreation and leisure in the lives of Marine wives coping with a deployment. Qualitative data was collected through videotaped Skype interviews with 5 Marine wives. The stressors of the current deployment, coping methods, and involvement in recreation and leisure activities were investigated. Results from the study suggest that involvement in recreation and leisure helps reduce stress from a deployment and therefore help Marine wives cope more effectively. Recommendations for future research were identified.