Accession Number:

ADA159780

Title:

Department of Defense Survey of Living Conditions Overseas. 1984. Volume 2. Results.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 83-Jul 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

507.0

Abstract:

Service personnel with dependents assigned to the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, JapanOkinawa, and Korea were surveyed for their opinions about housing, living conditions, and proposed housing policies. The results are presented and discussed by country and Service within each country. Overall, 60 percent of the personnel were satisfied with their housing. However, in most of the 12 countryService groups, housing was also the most frequently reported problem, as well as the area most frequently selected as needing improvement. Overall satisfaction with the residence was most closely related to satisfaction with the size of the residence and its immediate physical-psychological surroundings e.g., privacy, appearance. About 57 percent of the respondents reported living conditions affected their job performance about 41 percent, their career intentions. Other frequently reported serious problems were initial housing costs, spouse employment, language and cultural differences, medicaldental care, and working conditions. Temporary lodging facilities, medical facilities and commissaries were frequently selected as needing improvement. Several problems that are unique for specific countryService groups were discovered. Keywords Family housing housing satisfaction overseas housing assignment policy housing preference problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE