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2017 Military Services Gender Relations Focus Groups: Active Duty

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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Office of Peopl Analytics

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The 2017 Military Service Gender Relations 2017 MSGR Focus Groups among active duty members are a part of an assessment cycle of the active duty force, which started in 2015,1 and focus on gender relations, specifically topics related to sexual assault and sexual harassment. This cycle alternates between quantitative survey and qualitative focus group assessments. Surveys provide an assessment of progress over time as well as provide a broad understanding of the dynamics surroundings sexual assault and gender relations. Focus groups provide a more in depth exploration of specific topics, as well as an opportunity to observe the culture at Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force installations. These two efforts surveys and focus groupsinform each other in an iterative manner. Combined, these assessments help the Department of Defense DoD and Service policymakers assess the effectiveness of their programs and identify opportunities for improvement.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]