Accession Number : ADP003297

Title :   Stress and Military Women: The Relationship of Job and Life Experiences to Menstrual Distress,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Fatkin,L. T.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Traditional approaches to menstrual cycle research have concentrated on a disease-model framework. Emphasis has been on identifying the menstrual cycle as the independent variable that causes the events under investigation, or explains their variance. Parlee (1981) described this fundamental assumption as a deeply ingrained tenet of the medical-psychiatric approach. The context in which menstrual cycle variables, such a mood changes, occur is largely ignored, and their classification as normal or abnormal occurrences has appeared to be predetermined. Koeske (1981) emphasized that the behavior and moods of women are not ultimately and exclusively explainable as biological variable fluctuations, and that social and cognitive variables also need to be measured precisely.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *WOMEN, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), JOB SATISFACTION, MENSTRUATION, MENTAL ABILITY, EMOTIONS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, VARIABLES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DATA ACQUISITION, QUESTIONNAIRES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE