Accession Number:

ADP003265

Title:

Well Being and Distress Among Drill Sergeants: Civilian and Military Comparisons and the Role of Social Support,

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Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This study compares civilian and military scores on the General Well-Being GWB schedule of Dupuy 1978. Civilian data derive from a national sample of American adults interviewed during the National Center for Health Statistics NCHS Health and Nutrition Examination Survey HANES, wave 1 NCHS, 1979. Military data derive from a study of drill sergeant stress which surveyed drill and non-drill Non-commissioned officers NCOs from the same training posts Vernon, Marlowe, Datel, Holloway, 1980. Military scores on the GWB were lower than civilians socres drill sergeants had lower scores than non-drill NCOs. In both studies, high levels of social support had pervasive direct ameliorating effects on distress. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE