Accession Number : ADA130167

Title :   Women in the Navy: Performance, Health, and Motherhood.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoiberg,Anne

PDF Url : ADA130167

Report Date : May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the current status of all Navy women who enlisted during the years 1973 through 1977 by identifying trends in occupational assignments, rates of premature attrition, and reasons for hospitalizations. Results showed that during recent years a significantly higher percentage of women became Aviation mechanics whereas significantly fewer had been assigned to Clerical/Administrative or several other traditional occupations. Premature separations from the Navy tended to have little association with a specific occupation; between 72 and 99 percent of all separated women had not been assigned to a specific specialty. The most frequent reasons for being separated were either pregnancy/parenthood or unsuitability for service. Other comparisons showed that most hospitalizations occurred because of pregnancy/related conditions, respiratory diseases, and mental disorders. Pregnancy/related conditions accounted for 10.9 percent of all separations and 21 percent of all hospitalizations. Several recommendations were made in an effort to enhance the transition of integrating 20,000 additional enlisted women into the Navy by 1983. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Enlisted personnel, *Women, *Performance(Human), Attrition, Manpower utilization, Job training, Naval training, Careers, Job analysis, Personnel retention, Human resources, Roles(Behavior), Hospitalizations, Pregnancy, Attitudes(Psychology), Adjustment(Psychology), Morale

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE