Accession Number : ADA309538

Title :   The Grief Impact on Soldier Morale During Extended Deployments.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Durham, Michael R.

PDF Url : ADA309538

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Soldier morale is a key issue and concern in the military environment. This is especially true in the post-Gulf war era because of the frequency of soldier deployments. Attention to and maintenance of soldier morale is critical to sustain quality soldier performance and survivability, and consequently, successful mission accomplishment. This study explores the fluctuation of morale over time and the impact of loss and grief on this fluctuation. It argues that grief has a significant bearing on soldier morale during extended deployments and if not recognized and dealt with effectively will result in adverse soldier performance. The paper connects the major theories of loss and the process of grief to the traditional concepts of soldier morale.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DEPLOYMENT, *IMPACT, *MORALE, *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), WARFARE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, SURVIVABILITY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), THEORY, QUALITY, MISSIONS, MENTAL HEALTH, LOSSES, DEATH, INTERVENTION, TRAUMA, FACTOR ANALYSIS, PSYCHOTHERAPY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE