Military Couples and their Attitudes Toward Military Life: Results from the 1992 DoD Surveys of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Military Spouses.
Final rept. Jan 96-Apr 97,
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This report is based on secondary analysis of the 1992 Survey of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Their Spouses. The survey assessed attitudes toward military and family life, the impact of policy on the family, and factors affecting members career intentions and perceptions of the military. Differences in responses from members and their spouses were calculated to generate discrepancy scores on common survey items which allowed for new information beyond individual spouse and member responses. Findings showed that a spouses and members differed on selected factual type information e.g., cost of child care b spouses reported higher overall stress and different sources of stress than did the members e.g., spouses reported stress from PCS moves, whereas members reported more stress from their jobs c traditional couples male member, civilian female spouse reported more stress experienced by the spouse than the member, whereas in non-traditional couples female member, civilian male spouse, the member reported more stress than did the spouse and d few differences were noted in the reported usage of MWR services by spousesmembers.
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