The Nature and Outcomes for Women of Stressors Associated with Military Life
Final rept. 1 Nov 96-31 Jul 2001
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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This study used a sample of 1523 active duty and reserve Army women it provides data on the level of stressors, buffers, and positive and negative outcomes among these women by rank-branch groups. It also provides the results of logistic and linear regression models that examine the association between stressors, buffers, and outcomes. Methods Focus groups were used to inform the development of a survey questionnaire, which was administered anonymously at 13 active duty and 16 reserve locations. Results Overall, there were many indicators that suggested that women were functioning well. Few women reported many sick days, drug use, or serious alcohol problems. Performance was good overall. Three-quarters of women rated their morale as moderate or better. Sexual harassment and discrimination, however, were still major factors in many of these womens lives. The enlisted women have substantial financial pressures, and women overall tended to have undesirably high levels of sleep problems and psychological problems.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations