Accession Number:

ADA238729

Title:

The Army Family Research Program: Origin, Purpose, and Accomplishments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 86-Dec 89,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Army Family Research Program AFRP has provided research support for our sponsor, the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center CFSC, and for the Army Chief of Staffs CSA Army Family Action Plans since 1986. This report explains the workings of the project and summarizes progress, to date, in meeting the research objective. That objective is to support the AFRP through research products that 1 determine the demographic characteristics of Army families, 2 identify ways to improve family adaptation to Army life, 3 increase the Army sense of community and partnership, 4 increase family support for retention, and 5 identify family factors that impact on individual and unit readiness. In addition, the report provides a complete list of completed products and products projected to be completed by the end of FY91. The report is based on a series of briefings given by Dr. Bell to future garrison commanders in training at the Armys Logistical Management College at Fort Lee, Virginia. At our Army sponsors request, we are turning that material into a report so that the information can be used by the whole range of professionals--including commanders, policy makers, and online service providers--charged with taking care of Army families.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE