Accession Number : ADA328170

Title :   Sexual Victimization and the Military Environment: Contributing Factors, Vocational, Pyschological, and Medical Sequelae.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Sep 95-14 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER IOWA CITY IA

Personal Author(s) : Sadler, Anne

PDF Url : ADA328170

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The goal of this study is to determine military environmental factors associated with sexual victimization (harassment, sexual touching, and rape) of service women, and to determine consequent vocational impairment, health status impairment and psychological outcomes (such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Such information could lead to the development of specific prevention strategies and thereby directly improve service women's safety, health, and military effectiveness. Our pilot data indicated that military environmental factors are associated with sexual victimization and resultant psychological distress. Research Questions: (1) What military environmental factors are associated with sexual victimization of service women? (2) How is the psychological functioning and health status of women veterans affected by sexual victimization? (3) How does sexual victimization impair self reported military job performance, job satisfaction, and service attrition or longevity of affected service women?

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *PSYCHOLOGY, JOBS, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, HEALTH, ATTRITION, WOMEN, PREVENTION, JOB SATISFACTION, TRAUMA.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE