Accession Number:

ADA160088

Title:

USAF Family Survey: A Revision of the USAF Spouse Survey.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

Revises the U.S. Air Force Spouse Survey AFSS to improve its technical and statistical properties, and to broaden its usefulness for theoretical, research, and practical applications. The new survey is entitled the USAF Family Survey AFFS. Includes a review of the current literature to establish the relative importance of factors in the AFFS vis-a-vis the link between work and family factors in the Air Force, and analyses of the survey results in the link between work and family factors in the Air Force, and analyses of the survey results in four categories frequencies of item responses, tests of the item means between officer and enlisted spouses, correlations tendency to vary together in some systematic manner between items, and groupings of similar items. A spouses attitude toward, and commitment to, the military lifestyle is the factor most often suggested as a family influence on the military members job. Further, these attitudes seem to affect career intentions. Enlisted spouses in the sample indicated that they felt more involved with the Air Force lifestyle but also that they felt more stress and disruption from the Air Force lifestyle.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE