Accession Number : ADA321693

Title :   Sex Differences, Stress, and Military Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Gabbay, Frances H. ; Ursano, Robert J. ; Norwood, A. E. ; Fullerton, C. S. ; Sutton, L. K.

PDF Url : ADA321693

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 408

Abstract : The goal of this report is to consider the effects of stress associated with combat, deployment, contingency operations, and trauma on military women's health and performance. This volume reviews empirical and theoretical work bearing on issues of sex differences in the effects of stress on mental health and performance, and to consider ways in which knowledge of this work might assist commanders in the integration of women into an effective military force. It is the hope of the authors that this material will prove useful in the development of a structure within which active duty women and men can function effectively. The success of this effort in the military, for which readiness is the singular operating principle, may also provide a model for change in civilian society.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *WOMEN, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), GROUP DYNAMICS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ACTIVE DUTY, MENTAL HEALTH, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, TRAUMA, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DRUG ABUSE, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), ANOREXIA, ANXIETY, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE