Accession Number : ADA325892

Title :   Burnout in the Armed Forces: Communication, Satisfaction, and Commitment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Arata, Kevin V.

PDF Url : ADA325892

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Now, more than ever, the military faces problems maintaining an effective fighting force, primarily as a result of the dramatic reduction in force size and a significant increase in real world missions. As the armed forces becomes smaller and tries to do more with less, units are kept deployed for greater lengths of time in order to keep their combat skills finely tuned, as well as training for new missions in previously untrained areas, such as the peacekeeping and humanitarian roles the armed forces has most recently assumed. The end result of these monumental changes is that soldiers of all ranks and services are increasingly susceptible to the dangers of burnout. The purpose of this paper is to construct and test a model that demonstrates how and why burnout occurs in a military setting.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *BURNOUT, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, SKILLS, COMBAT READINESS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MORALE, THESES, MANPOWER, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BOREDOM, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, PEACEKEEPING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE