Accession Number : ADA290513

Title :   Coping and Adaptation: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep-Dec 80,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Dawson, Rosamary ; Batia, Sharon ; Brooks, Kathy ; McGuire, Wendy J.

PDF Url : ADA290513

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : Soldiers who have limited skills and affective attributes from which to draw to cope with the barrage of requirements from assignment in Germany are less likely to adapt successfully to that environment. At the level of the individual soldier, actions could be taken to assist in acquisition of vital life coping skills that, in turn, would facilitate successful adaptation to life in Europe and reduce problems with retention and performance. This report describes the theoretical framework for the Life Coping Skills in USAREUR project, develops a model of the coping process, summarizes studies that have identified needed life coping skills, reviews literature related to adaptation to the military and to foreign countries, and makes recommendations concerning directions and procedures for project tasks.

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *ADAPTATION, *INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), EUROPE, REQUIREMENTS, NATIONS, ACQUISITION, FOREIGN, ARMY PERSONNEL, DOCUMENTS, GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE