Accession Number : ADA291532

Title :   An Investigation of Coping and Adaptation in U.S. Army, Europe. Criteria of Adaptation, Life Role Demands Faced by First-Term Enlistees, and Services Provided by U.S. Army, Europe Agencies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Jul 61,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Dawson, Rosemary ; McGuire, Wendy J. ; Brooks, Mary K. ; Hebein, Jeanne M.

PDF Url : ADA291532

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 533

Abstract : This research is part of the Life Coping Skills in USAREUR Project that was initiated to investigate the assumption that there is a relationship between a first-term enlistee's ability to function both on and off the job and the extent to which soldiers adapt to new environments. Adaptation is important because research suggests that success in this area affects mission readiness. The report addresses three questions: what indicators differentiate between soldiers who have and those who have not adapted to new environments; what life role demands are commonly faced by first term enlistees; and what services provided by the U.S. Army in Europe are available to help first term enlistees cope with everyday life. Major life coping areas explored include health, legal, leisure, work, education, and consumer-financial. To gather this information, first term enlistees, first line supervisors, and representatives of military agencies were surveyed and interviewed. Results of interviews were used to determine priorities for subsequent activities, especially in curriculum, instruction-training, and assessment efforts.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARMY TRAINING, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, EUROPE, JOBS, ENVIRONMENTS, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, SURVEYS, MISSIONS, SUPERVISORS, INSTRUCTIONS, ADAPTATION, INDICATORS, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE