Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 99–107 | Cite as

A survey of adolescent military family members' self-image

  • Henry K. Watanabe


The Offer Self-Image Questionnaire was administered to 135 adolescent military family members, ages 13 through 18. The data suggest that the usual demands placed on the military family do not deter the adolescent from developing a healthy self-image.


Family Member Health Psychology School Psychology Military Family Usual Demand 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry K. Watanabe
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWalter Reed Army Medical CenterWashington, D.C.

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