Accession Number:

ADA127195

Title:

Soldier (E1-E4) Quality of Life at Fort Hood: 1975-77

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

In response to requests from the Secretary of the General Staff for the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood, the Army Research Institute Field Unit at Fort Hood developed and administered a Quality of Life questionnaire in the fall of 1975 to a sample of soldiers drawn from the various units located at Fort Hood. The questionnaire primarily consisted of questions calling for ratings of soldier satisfaction with various aspects of living, working, and training at Fort Hood. The results indicated that, generally speaking, the quality of life for lower-ranking enlisted men at Fort Hood remained about the same during the 1975-1977 time frame that the few ethnic differences that appeared indicated that blacks were somewhat more satisfied with the Army than were whites or other ethnic groups and that the areas most predictive of intent to make a career of the Army were job satisfaction, satisfaction with off-duty on-post activities, degree of harassment, and the challenge of training activities.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE