Department of Defense Family Housing Preference Survey. Attitudes and Preferences of Military Personnel and Spouses Concerning Housing and Basic Allowance for Quarters\
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Questionnaires were administered by mail to a sample of 16,961 married military personnel and 13,625 spouses in the continental United States. The sample was designed to control for paygrade, urbanization level rural, urban, or metropolitan and type of housing occupied government quarters, rented civilian housing, or personnally owned housing. Detailed information was obtained on housing style preferences, housing type preferences, potential impact of a fair market rental policy for government quarters, housing satisfaction, atttitude toward various proposed policy changes, career motivation, and perceived quality of life. A correlational model predicted that personalsituational factors, housing choice behavior, and housing attitudes would all be associated with perceived quality of life and career intention. The models predictions were generally supported, except that housing choice behavior was unrelated to either variable. Both were related to housing attitudes and personalsituational factors with quality of life showing the stronger association with these variables Military Rs .56 and .41, respectively.
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