Accession Number : ADA288247

Title :   Military Adolescents: Their Strengths and Vulnerabilities.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. 30 Sep 93-29 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : MARYWOOD COLL SCRANTON PA MILITARY FAMILY INST

Personal Author(s) : Jeffreys, Dorothy J.

PDF Url : ADA288247

Report Date : 29 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : During the first year of the project, October I, 1993 through September 30, 1994, the research team completed literature reviews and research briefs on several content areas: health status and well- being, risk-taking behaviors, family and peer relationships, and education and military experiences. The project has accumulated over 3000 pieces of material. The material includes journal articles, government reports, conference proceedings, and other information. These materials are housed at the Military Family Institute and are catalogued in a reference data base and bibliography program. The questionnaire for the project was developed, pretested, and presented to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) Family Policy, Support and Services, and Services representatives. The questionnaire has been approved for field testing. Additionally, the project obtained preliminary approval from the Marywood College Institutional Review Board (MCIRB). Final approval of the project from all services and MCIRB should occur in October 1994. Focus groups, completed at each installation with youths in three age groups: 11 & 12; 13 - 15; and 16 - 18, will provide qualitative data on the content areas. The focus group procedure was pretested with individuals from the Scranton/Marywood community with military experience.

Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS, *ADOLESCENTS, *MORALE, DATA BASES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, LITERATURE SURVEYS, HEALTH, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), BIBLIOGRAPHIES, FIELD TESTS, REPORTS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE