International Survey of Military Psychologists: Survey Findings,
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT EUROPE
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This codebook contains data from a survey of international military psychologists or other mental health professionals conducted by the US Army Medical Research Unit-Europe. The survey, using both open-ended questions and checklists, covered topics such as the role of psychologists in the military, the role of psychologists on deployments, an overview of military psychology research related to peacekeeping, lessons learned from deployment, the role of debriefing in the military, and suggestions for future international cooperation. The survey was mailed to social scientists and mental health professionals in 44 different countries from July 1995 through July 1996. Survey respondents were identified through conference and association mailing lists as well as from informal networking. The data are based on 30 individual responses from 23 countries, or a 52 return rate. Similarities identified across national lines include the ambivalent perception of psychology by military leaders, and the basic core services provided by military psychologists. Differences include the specific research topics being explored and the role of psychologists relative to deployment issues. Many respondents had extensive comments to make about recommendations and lessons learned from their own deployment experiences. These qualitative data are also presented.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations