Accession Number:

ADA160045

Title:

Counseling in the Army.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the effectiveness of the U.S Armys policy and system of providing counseling assistance to the soldier who has a personal problem. It provides a brief background on why soldiers experience personal problems, how counseling is beneficial, and why the Army should be concerned. A description is provided of the counseling system available at installation level. The data to determine system effectiveness is obtained in two ways. The first is a questionnaire that was completed by an Army battalion. It provides perceptions from the soldiers and the unit leaders about the counseling system. The second effort consists of a series of interviews of the counselors that work on the installation. Analyzing both sources provides the information on how the system is currently working. Based on this, recommendations are made that will improve the counseling system.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE