Accession Number : ADA306975

Title :   Quality of Life and Military Outcomes: A Conceptual Framework and Suggestions for Planned Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 92,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wicke, Allan W.

PDF Url : ADA306975

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report presents a conceptual framework and suggestions for a planned study of quality of life (QOL) and military outcomes among Navy personnel. The conceptual framework links individual variables (e.g., age, marital status, and Navy paygrade) and contextual Navy variables (e.g., command) with two conceptions of subjective QOL: satisfaction with particular domains in one's life (e.g., marriage and job) and global life satisfaction. A number of facets of life domains are identified, including overall satisfaction, satisfaction with aspects of the domain, centrality of the domain, and perceived relevance of the Navy to domain satisfaction. QOL needs in a given domain are represented as the interaction of domain satisfaction and centrality. Additional contributors to life satisfaction are recent experiences of satisfaction and dissatisfaction within life domains, the degree to which individuals' personal characteristics fit the Navy environment, and personal dispositions such as optimism. Three types of person-level military outcomes are considered: retention, job performance, and readiness. These outcomes are related to global and domain satisfaction and to person-environment fit. One section of the report lists expectations derived from the conceptual framework; another presents specific research recommendations.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *QUALITY, *NAVAL RESEARCH, *LIVING STANDARDS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), SALARIES, NAVAL PLANNING, PERSONNEL RETENTION, JOB SATISFACTION, SEX, MARRIAGE, FACTOR ANALYSIS, HUMAN RELATIONS, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE