Accession Number : ADA315243

Title :   A Model of Psychological Issues in Peacekeeping Operations,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bartone, Paul T. ; Adler, Amy B.

PDF Url : ADA315243

Report Date : 18 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This brief report presents a conceptual model for summarizing the underlying psychological features salient to soldier adaptation to peacekeeping operations. The model was developed based on research conducted with Army units in Europe involved in recent peacekeeping operations. Two questions are addressed: (1) What stressors do soldiers encounter in peacekeeping operations? and (2) What universal issues emerge across different deployments? Results include examples of the stressors soldiers encounter on peacekeeping operations, as well as some actions that can be taken to counteract the unhealthy effects of these stressors.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MODELS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *PEACEKEEPING, DEPLOYMENT, THREATS, MORALE, ISOLATION, RESPONSE, MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL FITNESS, ADAPTATION, MEDICAL RESEARCH, AMBIGUITY, COUNTERMEASURES, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, CROATIA, BOREDOM, MACEDONIA.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE