Accession Number : ADA323967

Title :   Chronic Fatigue in a Special Operations Aviation Unit: Spouse Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Crowley, John S. ; Fasko, Daniel, Jr. ; Caldwell, John A. ; Tibbetts, Cindy

PDF Url : ADA323967

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory was asked to develop and execute methodology for evaluating fatigue and stress levels in a special operations aviation unit. Several parallel efforts were undertaken, including determining soldier high-risk behavior rates, accident analyses, and soldier surveys. This report describes the results of an anonymous family stress survey distributed to unit spouses in early 1995, and provides a glimpse of soldier behavior from the viewpoint of the family. Survey results indicated no obvious differences in job demands, domestic stress, and mental health of respondents from the average military or civilian workforce. Additionally, spouses reported very high levels of job satisfaction and unit pride among their soldiers. Unfortunately, response to the survey was very low; therefore, no firm conclusions or generalizations can be made. An improved survey instrument, that can be used in future studies, resulted from the use of the current survey form.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *JOB SATISFACTION, *FAMILIES(HUMAN), *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), *AVIATION MEDICINE, ARMY RESEARCH, RISK, ARMY PERSONNEL, AERONAUTICS, SURVEYS, RESPONSE, INSTRUMENTATION, PERSONNEL, MENTAL HEALTH, WORK, BEHAVIOR, DOMESTIC, MEDICAL LABORATORIES, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE