Accession Number : ADA311348

Title :   In-Depth Analysis of Army Families II (1991-1992).

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA311348

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This report summarizes findings from the Survey of Army Families II (SAF-II), a mail-out survey completed by 4,897 civilian spouses (96% female) of active duty soldiers. The SAF-I survey was performed in 1987. The U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center (CFSC) is the proponent and sponsor for spouse studies on the quality of Army family life, military life stressors, and Army family program supports. SAF-II was fielded with a representative sample of spouses, Army-wide, for information on their use of, and satisfaction with, support programs and unit-family leadership. SAF findings are a yardstick for progress in Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) goals that fulfill the Chief of Staff's White Paper on the Army Family' (1983). SAF-II tracks changes in Army family composition since SAF-I. It measures spouse perceptions of stress and coping with the Persian Gulf War deployment (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) and spouse views of organizational and personnel downsizing impacts on family and soldier. The SAF-II Summary Report gives a snapshot of Army family demographics, compares spouses in CONUS to OCONUS (USAREUR), and reports highlights of a thematic analysis of written comments by respondents. It contains a synopsis of a multivariate analysis, which correlates impacts of spouse responses about Army leadership and family programs to spouse satisfaction with the Army way of life and family commitment to an Army career.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *DEMOGRAPHY, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *SURVEYS, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *LIVING STANDARDS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, EMERGENCIES, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITIES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CAREERS, ACTIVE DUTY, ETHNIC GROUPS, RELOCATION, BENEFITS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), CHILDREN, MARRIAGE, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE