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This study examines a phenomenological study of the experiences of military couples who have a child with autism. The research analysis was conducted with Polkinghorne’s (1989) ideas in mind, using a limited number of participants who all share a similar lived experience. The research was carried out with six married couples who are currently serving in the military and have a child with autism. After a brief overview of autism, military families, and marital satisfaction, the research hypothesis of the specific study follows. The present study, therefore, used a qualitative methodology in the form of Creswell’s (2014) definition of phenomenology to explore marital satisfaction of each couple.
Deloach, Simone R., "Marital Satisfaction for Military Couples with a Child of Autism" (2018). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 110.