Evaluation of Navy Counseling and Advocacy Programs: Relating Programs to Readiness and Retention
Technical note Jun 2001-Aug 2002
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN
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Quality of life QOL programs represent a significant investment by the military. Policy-makers need data that will enable them to determine whether QOL programs contribute to positive perceptions of Navy life and impact military outcomes. In the initial phase of this project see Schwerin, Michael, Glaser, Uriell, 2001, a QOL assessment system and methodology were developed that could be applied to all Navy QOL programs. The present report evaluates the survey data collected on two QOL programs New Parent Support Program NPSP and the Sexual Assault Victim Intervention SAVI program. Surveys were administered to NPSP and SAVI program users at sites Navy-wide. Program quality generally exceeded patrons expectations and patrons believed the programs met the program specific objectives, the overarching Reasons for Being RFB program goals, and Navy organizational objectives. In addition, QOL, Readiness, and the programs contribution to the Service members Intention to Remain in the military were predicted by various RFB objectives and program quality however, these variables had less impact on overall Career Intentions.
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