Research

MFRI director recognized with mentoring award

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) awarded Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring — a national award to recognize her career of outstanding mentorship to junior colleagues, graduate students and undergraduates.

Military and Veteran Family Research in Excellence Award recipients announced

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) will present the 2017 and 2018 Awards for Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families today (Nov. 13). Eight prominent scholars reviewed over 700 scientific articles from each year. Multiple rounds of review yielded the winning articles. The 2017 selection, Post-9/11 veterans and their partners […]

MFRI director recognized as a top contributor to work and family research

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Center for Families (CFF) the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University, has been named one of the Top 50 extraordinary contributors to the field of work and family research.

MFRI research focuses on couple communication during deployment

Communication is key to relationship success, especially for intimate partners. To learn more about how deployments impact couples’ communication, MFRI researchers recruited 87 partners of deployed service members to complete daily diaries about their communication.

Student opportunities grow experience, knowledge

Are you thinking about a unique, challenging internship experience that offers an array of hands-on opportunities, college credit and a rewarding experience? MFRI is accepting interns for the upcoming spring semester within the External Relations, Family Support and Research teams. Internships are open to qualified Purdue students, especially those who are interested in serving military-connected families. […]

MFRI Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award recipient announced

Research exploring the World War II GI Bill, marriage and socioeconomic outcomes earned the 2016 Military Family Research Institute’s annual award for Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families. Sixteen distinguished reviewers examined all the research on military families published in 2015, over 150 articles. Multiple rounds of review yielded the winning article: “War […]

An analysis of National Guard post-deployment relationships

Individuals differ in the ways they typically cope with stressful life circumstances. Authors Christina M. Marini and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, who work at MFRI, and Sharon L. Christ, and Melissa M. Franks evaluated military couples and their coping strategies in relation to their psychological health during reintegration after deployment.