Accession Number : ADA304282

Title :   Quality of Life in the U.S. Marine Corps: Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1993,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Kerce, Elyse W.

PDF Url : ADA304282

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A comprehensive assessment of Quality of Life (QOL) in the Marine Corps was conducted using perceptual data collected with a questionnaire designed for this effort and objective data from extant HQMC data files. The assessment utilized a life domain framework, in which were included the domains of residence, neighborhood, leisure and recreation, health, friends and friendships, marriage/intimate relationship, relations with children, relations with other relatives, income/standard of living, job, and self. Structural equation modeling techniques were used to specify the relationships among life domains, global QOL, and organizational outcomes such as performance, retention, and personal readiness. Major findings and conclusions are summarized, and recommendations for improving QOL in the Marine Corps are presented.

Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *LIVING STANDARDS, COMMUNITIES, ECONOMICS, HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHY, FAMILY MEMBERS, VARIABLES, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, EQUATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB SATISFACTION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), RECREATION, SOCIOLOGY, INCOME, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, MARRIAGE, FACTOR ANALYSIS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE