Accession Number:

ADA209181

Title:

A Final Report on an Investigation of Deployment Related Factors of Performance and Psychosocial Adjustment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1984-30 Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL NORFOLK DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Report Date:

1986-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

Findings are reported on an investigation of the effects of deployment on the work and psychosocial adjustment of Navy personnel and their families. Participants included 2245 Navy personnel and 1155 spouses who completed a research questionnaire administered in the aviation, surface, and submarine fleets of the Atlantic fleet. The survey included general measures of life stress and family functioning, and items specifically related to deployment perceptions, attitudes, and responses. Reliability and factor-pattern loadings are reported for the deployment-specific scales created for this investigation. Discriminant function analyses, multiple regression analyses, and NANOVAs were employed to examine factors contributing to family coping, job performance, and intention to remain in the Navy. Based on these, checklists were developed to indicate potential for deployment problems. Keywords Family separations Family stress Stress psychology.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE