Accession Number : AD0763851

Title :   Drinking Practices and Problems in the U. S. Army, 1972.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INFORMATION CONCEPTS INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Cahalan,Don ; Cisin,Ira H. ; Gardner,Geoffrey L. ; Smith,Gorman C.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 280

Abstract : The study defines the nature and extent of the Army's drinking problems and measures the drinking practices of male Army personnel. It also compares the data with comparative civilian data collected three years earlier. The study findings are based on questionnaires completed during September and October 1972 under conditions that assured anonymity of responses by the 3,836 commissioned officers, 495 warrant officers and 5,579 enlisted men. Respondents are classified into five mutually exclusive categories based on their reports about the amount and frequency of their drinking, and the adverse consequences caused by their drinking. The study establishes that the prevalence of drinking problems among Army personnel is considerable, whether viewed on an absolute basis or against rates for the male civilian population of similar age and educational levels. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, QUESTIONNAIRES), (*ALCOHOLS, ARMY PERSONNEL), BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE